March 27, 2023

Lavrov visits North Korea: what we learned

Ahead of the June 12 summit, the Kremlin has shown that it still enjoys influence

Even in less eventful times, Russia tends to dislike being left out of the political dynamics of the North Korea crisis.

On May 30 the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a brief press release stating that foreign minister Sergei Lavrov would pay a visit to Pyongyang on May 31. The expected agenda for the summit included discussions over the most recent developments in Korea, as well as the overall state of DPRK-Russian bilateral relations.