Kim and Putin meet at Russian spaceport for possible arms talks

Posted on AllSides September 13th, 2023
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Artyom Geodakyan / AP

Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin held hours of talks at a Russian spaceport Wednesday in a rare encounter that has fueled Western concerns the North Korean leader will provide military support for the Russian president’s war in Ukraine.

The two leaders smiled and shook hands as they met at the Vostochny spaceport in Russia’s far eastern Amur region, bringing together their increasingly isolated regimes engaged in intensifying confrontations with the United States and its allies.

It was a rare trip abroad for Kim, his first after three years of pandemic isolation and a sign of...

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