October 01, 2023

Military officials join Kim Jong Un for trip to Russia as Putin summit looms

State media says North Korean leader left Pyongyang via private train on Sunday after US warns against weapons deal

This is a developing story. Please check back for further updates. Last updated at 12:19 p.m. KST on Sept. 12 with more details of officials from the DPRK delegation.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is headed to Russia with top military officials for his first trip outside the country since 2019, state media reported on Tuesday, ahead of a possible summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to discuss weapons trade and joint military exercises.