October 22, 2020

Russian embassy evacuates 27 citizens from North Korea

A "continuous ban on movement" and "cancellation of international flights" challenged evacuation efforts, embassy said

Twenty-seven Russian nationals residing in North Korea were evacuated to their home country on Wednesday, according to the country's embassy in the DPRK.

The evacuation comes a day after North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) distributed a note about strengthened COVID-19 prevention measures to diplomats and international organization staff residing in Pyongyang.