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Putin and Kim Jong-un could meet this month; the Kremlin is silent

The Kremlin refused to confirm today, Tuesday, September 5, a possible meeting between the leaders of Russia, Vladimir Putinand North Korea, Kim Jong-unnext week, based in the Russian Far East, and said he has “nothing to say.”

“No, we can’t” confirm itsaid the spokesman for the Russian Presidency, Dmitri Peskov, in his daily telephone press conference.

Peskov added that right now the Kremlin “has nothing to say” on that subject.

Previously, the daily The New York Times he wrote about that potential summit, which would be aimed, among other issues, at sealing an exchange of weapons and aerospace and military technology.

The newspaper assures that both leaders could meet next week in the city of Vladivostok, where Putin intends to speak on the 12th at the VIII Eastern Economic Forum.

According to the American newspaper, Putin would like North Korea sell Russia artillery and anti-tank missiles, while Pyongyang it would be seeking advanced technology for the manufacture of nuclear-powered satellites and submarines, as well as food aid.

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

North Korea is one of the few countries in the world that have recognized the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea by Russia in 2014 and that of four other regions in eastern and southern Ukraine in September 2022.



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