November 29, 2023

Russia says it shipped grain to North Korea, but doesn’t say how much

Primorsky Krai border region lists DPRK among buyers of grain products, as Pyongyang signals continuing food problems

The Russian border region of Primorsky Krai has confirmed that it sent shipments of grain to North Korea in 2022, without stating the total amount.

In a press statement released Friday, the territory’s veterinary customs agency listed the DPRK among four countries to which it exported grain last year, stating that its total grain exports more than doubled compared to 2021.