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Putin says Russia and North Korea will help each other if attacked, after signing ‘breakthrough’ partnership with Kim

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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Vladimir Putin said Russia and North Korea have ramped up ties to a “new level,” pledging to help each other if either nation is attacked a “breakthrough” new partnership announced during the Russian president’s rare visit to the reclusive state.

Thousands of North Koreans chanting “welcome Putin” lined the city’s wide boulevards brandishing Russian and North Korean flags and bouquets of flowers, as Putin kicked off his first visit to North Korea in 24 years.

The pair then signed the new strategic partnership to replace previous deals signed in 1961, 2000 and 2001, according to Russian...

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