Kim Jong Un wants North Koreans to know: China and Russia love his nukes
DPRK used parade to show citizens suffering under pandemic controls that its massive military spending is all worth it
For the fifth time since the start of the pandemic, North Korea rolled out some of its most powerful weapons for a large-scale military parade, this time to celebrate the 70th anniversary of what the DPRK calls its “victory” in the Korean War.
Like at past parades, Pyongyang used the display of its nuclear-capable assets to deliver messages to the outside world.
In particular, the fact that Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu and Chinese politburo member Li Hongzhong flanked leader Kim Jong Un during the parade suggested that not only does North Korea have long-range
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