North Korean leader Kim heads for aviation plant in Russian Far East town
North Korean leader Kim heads for aviation plant in Russian Far East town: According to the TASS news agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un landed in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia’s Far East, on Friday and went directly to a sizable aviation facility that manufactures fighter jets and other equipment.
According to TASS, Kim arrived at the town’s train station and was greeted on a red carpet by the regional governor and other authorities. He was quickly taken to the Komsomolsk aviation facility, which bears the name of the first person in space, Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin.
Russia’s most advanced fighter planes are produced at this site; the Su-35 and Su-57 are specifically mentioned by TASS. Additionally, the factory produces civil airplanes.
According to news agency Yonhap, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin told reporters on Friday that the administration was exploring workable possibilities for independent sanctions against North Korea and Russia due to worries over the weapons trade.
Vladimir Putin and Kim went to Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia’s most advanced space launch facility, in the Amur region on Thursday.
The two presidents have spoken about military issues while accompanied by their ministers of defense. Putin said yes to Kim’s offer to go to North Korea on Thursday.
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