Russia exports more medical goods to North Korea ahead of major hospital opening
Grain aid made up 85% of exports for July 2020, but medical products were the second largest category by value
Russia is exporting an increasing amount of medical supplies and equipment to North Korea, despite the fact that July marked the lowest value in DPRK trade for all of 2020.
A single, 25-million-kilogram grain aid shipment (55.1 million pounds) made up the majority of Russia’s exports to North Korea for July, according to data from the Russian Federal Customs Service. However, medical exports to the DPRK significantly rose in terms of variety and value when compared to previous months.
Russia’s embassy stated that July’s grain aid shipment arrived in the North Korean port of
- 01North Korea’s Oct. 10 military parade will be more pomp than provocation
- 02Timeline: From lethal shooting of South Korean official to Kim Jong Un’s apology
- 03UN Panel of Experts: Why North Korea investigations don’t lead to new sanctions
- 04North Korea’s broken bridges: Photos show typhoon and flood wreckage nationwide
- 05Why Kim Jong Un’s letters probably don’t mean a shift in South Korea policy
- 06North Korea’s killing of a South Korean official spells trouble for Moon Jae-in
- 07Hope is not lost: President Biden might actually make progress on North Korea
- 08What North Korea can do right now to stave off a full-blown economic crisis