The Kremlin avoids confirming a possible meeting between Kim Jong-un and Putin

The Kremlin declined to confirm a possible summit between leaders of Russia and North Korea next week in the Russian Far East, saying it had “nothing to say”.

The New York Times newspaper reported on a possible summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un that would aim, among other things, to seal an exchange of weapons and aerospace and military technology.

The newspaper assures that both heads of state and government could meet next week in the city of Vladivostok, where Putin plans to speak at the 8th Eastern Economic Forum on the 12th.

“No, we cannot confirm it,” Russian Presidency spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at his daily telephone press conference. Peskow just added this The Kremlin ‘has nothing to say’ to this topic.

According to the American newspaper, Putin would like to North Korea sells artillery and anti-tank missiles to Russiawhile Pyongyang would seek advanced technology for manufacturing satellites and nuclear submarinesin addition to food aid.

The Kremlin chief and the North Korean leader last met in April 2019, also in Vladivostok.

North Korea is one of the few countries in the world to recognize Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and four other regions in eastern and southern Ukraine in September 2022.

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