Kim Jong-un is coming to Russia for talks with Putin. “Armoured Train”

The American press reports that Kim Jong Un will come to Russia in September for talks with Vladimir Putin about the supply of weapons for the war in Ukraine.

According to the New York Times, citing US officials, the leaders of the DPRK and Russia will participate in the Eastern Economic Forum, which will take place at Vladivostok University from September 10 to 13.

According to the newspaper, Kim Jong-un will arrive in Russia from Pyongyang on his armored train. Sources do not rule out that the North Korean dictator will also visit Moscow.

During the talks, the parties plan to discuss the supply of artillery shells and anti-tank missiles from the DPRK. Kim Jong Un, in turn, hopes that Putin will provide North Korea with food aid and advanced technology for satellites and nuclear submarines.

The Reuters agency points out that the planned trip will come during talks between Russia and the DPRK on organizing joint military exercises and after Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu tried to persuade Pyongyang to release artillery ammunition during a visit to North Korea in July. Moscow to sell.

Kim Jong-un negotiates with Putin. US concerned

US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said in late August that the United States is concerned about the active progress of negotiations between Russia and North Korea over arms supplies.

US intelligence agencies have previously reported that Russia and North Korea are actively negotiating the supply of weapons that the Russian military will be able to use in the war in Ukraine.

The Russian invasion, which the Kremlin calls a “special military operation,” has been going on for a year and a half, but so far there are no signs from Moscow or Kiev that the conflict will end anytime soon. At the same time, there are increasing media reports of behind-the-scenes pressure from the West on Ukraine to begin negotiations with Russia.

In August, the New York Times reported that Ukraine’s and Russia’s losses since February 2022 total half a million soldiers, including 120,000. killed and 180,000 wounded on the Russian side and 70,000. killed and 120,000 wounded on the Ukrainian side.

Source: Do Rzeczy