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HASmutual help settlement. North Korea and Russia, who’re “fighting together” in opposition to American “hegemony”, signed a mutual protection settlement this Wednesday, June 19, introduced Vladimir Putin, who thanked his host in Pyongyang Kim Jong-un for his help in his struggle in opposition to Ukraine. Received with nice fanfare, the Russian president additionally thought of that the UN Security Council sanctions focusing on the North Koreans for his or her nuclear program, “inspired by the United States and its allies”, needs to be “reexamined” .

“The Comprehensive Partnership Treaty signed today provides, among other things, for mutual assistance in the event of aggression against a party to the treaty,” Vladimir Putin instructed reporters after signing the doc. “Both Russia and Korea pursue independent foreign policies and do not accept the language of blackmail and diktat,” he continued, in a transparent warning to the West.

The Russian head of state known as the settlement a “truly revolutionary document,” including that Russia “does not rule out military-technical cooperation” with Pyongyang for itself.

North Korean help for Russia in its struggle in opposition to Ukraine

The North Korean chief, Kim Jong-un, for his half assured that the settlement was “exclusively peaceful and defensive”. Describing Vladimir Putin as his nation's “best friend”, he welcomed the arrival of a “new era” in relations with Moscow.

“There is no doubt that the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Treaty […] “will reliably guarantee the alliance between North Korea and Russia for a century and make a full contribution to maintaining peace and stability in the region,” Kim Jong-un later said during a reception in the honor of his guest, according to a Russian translation.

READ ALSO Vladimir Putin with Kim Jong-un, a self-interested romance between dictatorsThe North Korean government “expresses its full support and solidarity with the Russian government, army and people in conducting the special military operation in Ukraine to protect sovereignty, security interests and territorial integrity” , he additional instructed Vladimir Putin. “We very much appreciate your systematic and permanent support for Russian policy, including on the Ukrainian issue,” mentioned the pinnacle of the Kremlin in return.

Putin's first go to

Vladimir Putin, welcomed by a grand ceremony on Kim-Il-sung Square, with a army fanfare and synchronized dances, for his half provided a luxurious automotive from the Russian producer Aurus to his host. He then held talks alongside his delegation with the North Korean chief, adopted by a protracted apart, and invited Kim Jong-un to go to Moscow.

This is Vladimir Putin's first journey to North Korea in 24 years and the second assembly between the 2 males in lower than a 12 months. In September 2023, Kim Jong-un glided by armored practice to the Russian Far East for a summit with the Russian president.

Moscow and Pyongyang have been allies for the reason that finish of the Korean War (1950-1953) however have grow to be nearer for the reason that Russian army operation launched in Ukraine in February 2022.