December 03, 2023

High-level Russian defense official makes rare visit to North Korean Embassy

DPRK state media report on Alexander Fomin joining event shows two sides’ focus on improving military ties, expert says

A high-level Russian defense official recently attended an event at the North Korean Embassy in Moscow, DPRK state media reported on Sunday, in a move that one expert called the latest example of the two countries’ efforts to boost military cooperation.

Russian deputy defense minister Alexander Fomin and other Russian officials joined the reception on Thursday to mark the anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule, which fell on Aug. 15, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).