June 02, 2020

What Russia stands to gain from closer military ties with North Korea
Strengthening ties with DPRK likely part of wider security effort in Russia's Asia-Pacific periphery

Hot on the heels of several noteworthy developments in the DPRK's foreign relations, the Russian defense ministry announced that Deputy Minister of Defense Alexander Fomin would travel to the DPRK for talks with his North Korean opposite number Kim Hyong Ryong.

Among the topics scheduled for discussion were the situation on the Korean Peninsula and deepening DPRK-Russia defense cooperation.