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Vladimir Putin to visit North Korea as he seeks further military support

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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Vladimir Putin will travel to North Korea this week as he seeks continued military support for the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine from one of the world’s most isolated nations.

In his first visit to North Korea since 2000, Putin will meet Kim Jong-un for one-on-one talks in Pyongyang as the two leaders pledge to expand their security and economic cooperation in defiance of western sanctions against both countries.

Putin is expected to arrive in North Korea on Tuesday with a large entourage of government ministers and advisers, including those responsible for the Russian military and...

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