September 21, 2020

Russia preparing to send 50,000 tons of wheat, other aid to North Korea: lawmaker

In meeting with ambassador, Russian side also raised concerns about illegal fishing by DPRK

Russia may donate 50,000 tons of wheat to North Korea this year, a Russian lawmaker said during a meeting with DPRK ambassador to Moscow Kim Hyong Jun on Monday, as part of ongoing humanitarian assistance to the country and in response to the North's continued food shortages.

The meeting in Moscow also addressed North Korean illegal fishing in the waters off Russia’s Far East, joint economic projects, and the status of DPRK laborers in country's territory, according to a Federation Council release and local media reports.