February 21, 2024

Russian defense chief shows North Korean leader hypersonic ‘dagger’ missile

Sergei Shoigu guides Kim Jong Un through litany of strategic and other assets as possible transaction looms

Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu guided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un around several aircraft Saturday, including a strategic bomber equipped with one of Russia’s most advanced missiles.

Moscow's defense ministry said the two met at Vladivostok International Airport to see several strategic and supersonic aircraft, including Tu-160, Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 bombers, according to a statement, along with Su-34, Su-30SM, Su-35S and Su-25SM3 fighter jets.