Anton Sokolin | NK News
July 20, 2024

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Anton Sokolin

Anton Sokolin is the data correspondent at NK News. He previously worked at Reuters, TASS and the Korea Trade Promotion Corporation (KOTRA).

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North Korean ship linked to sanctions evasion makes rare visit to Russian port
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North Korean ship linked to sanctions evasion makes rare visit to Russian port

Kum Ya offloaded cargo during first visit to Russia by DPRK vessel in three years, a sign of strengthening trade ties

North Korean ship linked to sanctions evasion makes rare visit to Russian port
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 24, 2023
US sanctions North Korean for facilitating arms sales to Russia’s Wagner Group

US sanctions North Korean for facilitating arms sales to Russia’s Wagner Group

Designation of Rim Yong Hyok comes after Washington accused DPRK of shipping munitions to paramilitary group last year

US sanctions North Korean for facilitating arms sales to Russia’s Wagner Group
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 21, 2023
Wigs and hair dominate North Korea-China trade in June, outshining other goods
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Wigs and hair dominate North Korea-China trade in June, outshining other goods

Trade data shows DPRK continues to manufacture hair products, while expert says corn imports help address food shortages

Wigs and hair dominate North Korea-China trade in June, outshining other goods
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 20, 2023
North Korean trade with China triples in first half of 2023 despite June dip

North Korean trade with China triples in first half of 2023 despite June dip

Data shows exports continue to fuel pandemic rebound, while imports taper off for second straight month

North Korean trade with China triples in first half of 2023 despite June dip
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 19, 2023
Major North Korean websites go offline after problem with Russian data link
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Major North Korean websites go offline after problem with Russian data link

Expert rules out cyberattack for outages that lasted up to 25 minutes, stating power shortages may also be to blame

Major North Korean websites go offline after problem with Russian data link
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 18, 2023
Russia denies North Korean missile fell in economic zone, downplaying evidence

Russia denies North Korean missile fell in economic zone, downplaying evidence

Experts say Moscow is unlikely to admit ICBM fell in its waters to avoid souring ties with Pyongyang

Russia denies North Korean missile fell in economic zone, downplaying evidence
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 17, 2023
North Korean man stabbed multiple times in Moscow, Russian media reports

North Korean man stabbed multiple times in Moscow, Russian media reports

No evidence attack was politically motivated, as state news agency says victim undergoing ‘intensive’ treatment

North Korean man stabbed multiple times in Moscow, Russian media reports
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 14, 2023
North Korean student goes missing in Russian Far East in possible defection

North Korean student goes missing in Russian Far East in possible defection

NGO confirms police are searching for DPRK citizen, the third to disappear in region in last month

North Korean student goes missing in Russian Far East in possible defection
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Ifang Bremer July 12, 2023
North Korean foreign ministry website goes down for 7 hours after likely attack
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North Korean foreign ministry website goes down for 7 hours after likely attack

Outage followed wider internet blackout affecting websites of Air Koryo and Kim Il Sung University, expert says

North Korean foreign ministry website goes down for 7 hours after likely attack
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 11, 2023
North Korea accuses Japan of bribing IAEA to approve Fukushima water discharge

North Korea accuses Japan of bribing IAEA to approve Fukushima water discharge

DPRK claims Tokyo’s plan ‘imperils’ human health and environment, after UN agency ruled it meets safety standards

North Korea accuses Japan of bribing IAEA to approve Fukushima water discharge
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin July 10, 2023