February 21, 2024

North Korean state media backs Russia, says Wagner chief will be ‘put down’

Pyongyang and Moscow convene meeting day after Yevgeny Prigozhin reaches apparent deal with Putin to end rebellion

Mercenary commander Yevgeny Prigozhin will be “put down” and Russia will emerge victorious in Ukraine, North Korea said on Sunday, days after the Wagner Group chief staged an armed rebellion against Moscow.

Pyongyang also pledged to back any and all decisions from Vladimir Putin during a meeting between vice foreign minister Im Chon Il and Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Alexander Matsegora.