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Sanctions force Russia to depend on 'unreliable' partners

Sanctions force Russia to depend on 'unreliable' partners Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un (photo:

Russia is compelled to seek assistance in its war against Ukraine from "unreliable" partners. This is due to the impact of sanctions on the aggressor country, states Admiral Rob Bauer, the Chairman of NATO's Military Committee, during the opening of NATO's annual defense ministerial conference.

He noted that Russia is losing a significant amount of the territory it had seized in Ukraine. At the same time, the entire country of Russia is suffering from the consequences of economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation.

"Russia is forced to cooperate with unreliable actors, growing ever more dependent," he said.

Bauer did not specify the particular players he was referring to, but he likely alluded to figures such as the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, with whom Vladimir Putin recently had a meeting.

The visit of Kim Jong Un to Russia

Earlier, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, visited Russia and met with dictator Vladimir Putin.

The meeting took place in Russia's Far East at the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Western media reported that Kim Jong-un raised questions with the Russians about the construction and launch of ballistic missiles.

Additionally, Kim Jong Un invited Putin to visit North Korea, and it was reported that the Kremlin leader had allegedly agreed.

More details about Putin and Kim's meeting can be found in the article by RBC-Ukraine.