Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have pledged to do so Strengthening cooperation between the two countries in an exchange of letters on the occasion of North Korea’s National Liberation Day. “I am sure that we will continue to promote bilateral cooperation in all fields for the benefit of our peoples and to strengthen stability and security on the Korean peninsula and throughout Northeast Asia,” Putin said in a congratulatory message to Kim, which was released by the Kremlin on Tuesday released.
North Korea’s Memorial Day was on August 15th the day of Japan’s surrender in World War II (1939-1945), which marked the end of the occupation of Korean territory by Japanese troops. In his letter to Putin, Kim recalled the origins of the mutual friendship formed during World War II, when both nations defeated Japan together, and stressed that this “relationship demonstrated their invincible might in the fight against arbitrary practices and domination” by the imperialists to the express .
For his part, Putin said that during the Korean liberation from Japan and the “tough times of the war” The foundation for close cooperation between the two countries was laid. He also hailed the celebration as “a symbol of the courage and heroism of Red Army soldiers and Korean patriots who fought together” against “Japanese colonialism.” At that time “the traditions of friendship and cooperation were born, which have become a solid basis for the development of good-neighborly relations,” he emphasized.
And during a July 27 meeting in Pyongyang with his North Korean counterpart Kang Sun-namthe russian defense minister, Sergei Shoigu, called North Korea an “important partner” for Moscow. The official was in the North Korean capital to attend ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Korean War (1950-1953) armistice that led to the partition of the peninsula into two countries. In the conflict, which took place against the backdrop of the Cold War, Russia and China sided with North Korea against South Korean forces, backed by a US-led international UN force.
In addition, the Russian leader made a call for both nations to intensify their relations at a time when they experience increasing isolation from the West. Western action has brought the two powers closer since the Kremlin deployed troops to Ukraine last year and launched large-scale hostilities. Separately, Washington has accused Pyongyang of supplying weapons, including artillery shells, rockets and missiles, to Russia for its fight in Ukraine. However, there is no clear evidence of this arms trade, even if it were possible: after all, North Korea’s ammunition industry is highly developed, artillery plays a key role in the country’s military doctrine, and the Russian army needs shells.
Still, the Russian defense minister stood alongside Kim at a military parade in Pyongyang last month as they inspected his latest nuclear-capable missiles and attack drones.
Putin’s latest comments came days before Biden hosted the Japanese prime minister and South Korean president at their first summit of leaders at Camp David, with plans to announce joint military exercises and a possible new crisis hotline between the three allies. The summit next Friday should serve to do this Send a loud and clear message to China and North Korea that the three countries strengthen their military and economic ties.
Apparently Japan and the United States have decided jointly develop a new type of rocket capable of intercepting hypersonic weapons being developed by China, Russia and North Korea. Both nations will seek to strengthen deterrence by preparing for threats that are difficult to deal with with current missile defense networks. This is the second time they have developed interceptor missiles together since they worked on SM-3 Block IIA in the 2017 financial year.
Relations between the two Koreas are currently at a standstill Kim Jong-un insists on accelerating the arms raceincluding tactical nuclear weapons.