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Putin may visit North Korea in near future

Putin may visit North Korea in near future Photo: Putin may visit North Korea in the near future (GettyImages)

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, during a meeting with the North Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs, Choe Son Hui, expressed readiness to visit Pyongyang in the near future, according to the Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (CTAK).

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Korea, Choe Son Hui, visited Russia from January 15 to 17 at the invitation of the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov.

"President Putin once again expressed deep gratitude for the invitation from Comrade Kim Jong Un, the head of state affairs, to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time. He also expressed readiness to visit North Korea in the near future," reported CTAK.

According to Russian media, the press secretary of the Russian dictator, Dmitry Peskov, said earlier in the week that the Kremlin hopes Vladimir Putin's visit to North Korea will take place in the "near future." The terms will be coordinated through diplomatic channels.

Cooperation between Russia and North Korea

North Korea is assisting Russia with weapons. It has become known that North Korea may sell a new type of ballistic missiles to Russia.

On January 4, White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby announced that Russia has purchased ballistic missiles from North Korea. They have already been used in strikes against Ukraine.

According to the assessments of Ukraine's Main Directorate of Intelligence, North Korea has supplied Russia with approximately one million artillery shells.