SUBSCRIBER+REPORTING — North Korean chief Kim Jong-un made a rare trip out of the hermit nation final month, to fulfill Russian President Vladimir Putin and pledge his full assist. The subject of dialogue? Elevated navy collaboration between the 2 outlier nations and what Pyongyang can do to bolster Moscow’s depleted weapons arsenal, as its struggle in Ukraine grinds on.
The extremely anticipated expedition marked Kim’s first summit since North Korea shuttered its borders on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, and marked the second time the 2 chieftains have met face-to-face.
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