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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to Visit North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is scheduled to visit North Korea this week on Wednesday and Thursday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is set to visit North Korea on Wednesday and Thursday this week, as reported by North Korea’s state media KCNA and confirmed by Russia’s foreign ministry.

Recent Kim-Putin Meeting:

Lavrov’s visit follows a recent rare meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

During this meeting, discussions revolved around military cooperation, including North Korea’s satellite program and the situation in Ukraine.

Concerns Over Diplomatic Exchanges:

The increasing diplomatic interactions between Russia and North Korea have raised concerns that Russia may strengthen its military presence in Ukraine. 

At the same time, North Korea may acquire missile technology violating U.N. resolutions.

The United States has blamed North Korea for providing weapons to Russia for its involvement in the conflict in Ukraine. 

There have been claims of a recent shipment of arms from a North Korean ammunition depot to Russia, although both nations have denied these allegations.

Joint South Korean and U.S. Response:

Nuclear envoys from South Korea and the United States held discussions in Jakarta, Indonesia. They warned against any illegal military collaboration between Russia and North Korea. 

The envoys also pledged “stern responses” if North Korea plans to launch a spy satellite this month, as announced after two previous failed attempts.

Consequences for Illegal Actions:

The South Korean foreign ministry emphasized that there would be significant consequences for North Korea’s illegal actions that undermine peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the broader international community.

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