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Fight towards Ukraine: Putin praises North Korea’s help

Russian President Vladimir Putin: His visit to North Korea is scheduled to last until Wednesday. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP/dpa

Russian President Vladimir Putin: His go to to North Korea is scheduled to final till Wednesday. Photo

© Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP/dpa

Russia needs to work extra carefully with North Korea. To this finish, there’s a treaty that President Putin and North Korean chief Kim need to signal personally. The content material continues to be unknown.

Immediately earlier than his go to to North Korea, Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the remoted state for its assist in the struggle towards Ukraine.

Putin wrote in an article for the official North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun that they admire North Korea's “steadfast support” for “Russia's special military operation in Ukraine” and solidarity on vital worldwide points. According to the Kremlin, each international locations need to signal a complete cooperation settlement.

Putin has now arrived in North Korea. The Kremlin chief was acquired on the airport by North Korean chief Kim Jong Un, reported the Russian information company Interfax.

In the North Korean capital, the streets had been embellished with portraits of the Kremlin chief and Russian flags. The important a part of the go to begins on Wednesday. The day begins with a gathering between the 2 heads of state on Kim Il Sung Square, the city and symbolic middle of Pyongyang. After that, lengthy negotiations are deliberate, first simply the 2 of them, then on a bigger scale. In addition to a number of meals collectively, a wreath-laying ceremony and a joint live performance are additionally deliberate. It is Putin's first go to to North Korea in 24 years and in addition a return go to after Kim was in Russia in September.

Moscow’s shut ties to Pyongyang

Moscow maintains shut contacts with North Korea. According to Western data, the communist-ruled nation, which is topic to worldwide sanctions due to its nuclear weapons program, provides artillery ammunition and missiles to Russia, which makes use of them towards Ukraine. From the attitude of the USA and its allies, this is able to be a severe violation of the UN Security Council's sanctions resolutions towards North Korea. They suspect that in return North Korea might obtain key navy applied sciences from Russia along with meals and different support.

In current months, North Korea has illegally delivered dozens of ballistic missiles and greater than 11,000 containers of ammunition, US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller mentioned on Monday (native time). “We believe that the deepening of cooperation between Russia and the People's Republic (North Korea) is something that should cause great concern among all those interested in maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, maintaining the global nuclear non-proliferation regime, complying with UN Security Council resolutions and, of course, supporting the people of Ukraine who are defending their freedom against Russia's invasion.” Russia started its battle of aggression towards Ukraine greater than two years in the past.

The United States and South Korea, which North Korea considers to be hostile states, have repeatedly warned towards navy cooperation between North Korea and Russia. Both international locations have denied accusations of doing arms offers with one another.

Comprehensive cooperation settlement

Moscow mentioned that Putin had permitted a draft of the Foreign Ministry's deliberate treaty with North Korea. The doc was to be signed on the highest stage, i.e. by Putin and the North Korean chief. No particulars got concerning the content material of the treaty. At their assembly in September, either side had emphasised their willingness to deepen cooperation – particularly within the military-technical discipline.

Putin now wrote in “Rodong Sinmun” that North Korea is “a staunch and like-minded supporter” who is able to counter the West's efforts to forestall a multipolar world order. Russia and North Korea will collectively construct the safety structure in Eurasia, counter Western sanctions and set up unbiased transaction methods. Both sides are dedicated to working carefully collectively, mentioned the Russian president. “To this end, we will develop alternative mechanisms for trade and mutual trade and settlement mechanisms that are not controlled by the West.”