March 01, 2024

Two aircraft in Pyongyang for Russian FM Lavrov’s visit

Direct flights set to depart for Moscow several hours apart

Two aircraft owned by Russia's Special Flight Detachment are currently in the North Korean capital, a photo of Thursday's departure board at Pyongyang International Airport obtained by NK News showed.

Though the two planes are likely in-country to support Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov's ongoing visit to the DPRK, it is unusual for foreign delegations to bring two aircraft to Pyongyang for such trips.

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