April 24, 2024
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Kim Jong Un congratulates Putin on win in Russia’s rubber-stamp election

North Korean leader’s message reflects growing relationship between two countries around war in Ukraine, expert says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un congratulated Vladimir Putin on Monday after the Russian leader clinched a fifth term in office, albeit in a rubber-stamp election against no credible opposition.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) carried a brief report stating that Kim sent the message to Russia’s longest-serving leader through the DPRK ambassador in Moscow.

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