April 02, 2020

Category: News

Specialist news on DPRK issues exclusive to the NK Pro website.

Suspected North Korean-linked smuggling ship detained in Russian port

Yuko Maru classified as a “High Risk Ship," suspected of having ties to Kasatsugu network

Min Chao Choy March 31, 2020

China’s grain exports to North Korea plummet by 90% in January and February

Reported drop in exports consistent with previous years during Lunar New Year, but may be exacerbated by coronavirus

Jacob Fromer March 25, 2020

Progress picks up on highway to connect China-North Korea “bridge to nowhere”

Land clearing near foot of New Yalu River Bridge in March satellite imagery may be for new customs facilities

Colin Zwirko March 25, 2020

Container traffic returns to North Korea’s Nampho port after coronavirus slump

Quarantine of arriving cargo also apparent in latest satellite imagery

Colin Zwirko March 23, 2020

Kim Jong Un spotted using armored Lexus luxury sedan

Vehicle features custom B6-level heavy-armor protection, expert says

Chad O'Carroll March 18, 2020

Upgrades, activity ongoing at North Korea’s satellite control center: imagery

Facilities in Pyongyang under construction since mid-2017 may be planned “space environment testing base”

Colin Zwirko March 17, 2020

Russia shipped 600 tons of flour to North Korea in January: data

Vast majority of flour exports to DPRK last year came from China, according to customs data from Moscow and Beijing

Jacob Fromer March 6, 2020

Sputnik Bank “ready to offer its services” to renew North Korea banking channel

Efforts necessary to find a non-sanctioned partner financial institution in the DPRK

Chad O'Carroll March 5, 2020

U.S. removes North Korea sanctions on Russian oil supplier, citing severed ties

Delisting is U.S. Treasury’s first for secondary North Korea sanctions

Colin Zwirko March 4, 2020

Some European missions in Pyongyang to temporarily close amid coronavirus fears

Personnel from multiple missions to fly out via Vladivostok on Air Koryo flight next week

Chad O'Carroll February 27, 2020
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