Russia’s Foreign Minister to visit North Korea amid claims of weapons supplied to Moscow « Khabarhub
Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Russia’s Foreign Minister to visit North Korea amid claims of weapons supplied to Moscow


17 October 2023  

Time taken to read : 2 Minute


  • A
  • A
  • A

MOSCOW: Russia’s foreign minister will visit North Korea this week, the Foreign Ministry said Monday, days after the United States claimed Pyongyang had delivered munitions and military equipment to Russia for use in the fighting in Ukraine.

Sergey Lavrov will be in North Korea on Wednesday and Thursday, the ministry said in a brief statement that did not specify whom he would meet or the aims of the trip.

The White House said Friday that more than 1,000 containers of equipment and ammunition have been sent to Russia from North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traveled to Russia last month to meet President Vladimir Putin and visit key military sites, triggering speculation about a possible North Korean plan to refill Russia’s munition stores that have been drained by the protracted conflict with Ukraine.

White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that the U.S. believes Kim is seeking sophisticated Russian weapons technologies in return for the munitions to boost North Korea’s military and nuclear program.

The White House released images that it said show the containers were loaded onto a Russian-flagged ship before being moved via train to southwestern Russia. The containers were shipped between Sept. 7 and Oct. 1, according to the White House.

VOA

Publish Date : 17 October 2023 14:54 PM

NHRC urges against appointment of controversial figures to public office

KATHMANDU; The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called upon

Govt forms probe commission following Saurya plane crash

KATHMANDU: A probe commission has been formed in response to

Govt reclaims Bansbari land previously occupied by Chandbagh Residency

KATHMANDU: The land previously seized by Chandbagh Residency Pvt Ltd,

RSP calls for air safety

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) has expressed grief over

Teaching Hospital premises in mourning: Relatives in tears

KATHMANDU: The Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Maharajgunj is