Kim Jong Un inspected Russian nuclear-capable bombers, hypersonic missiles, and warships during his visit to Russia, sparking concerns about a potential alliance between North Korea and Russia amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Why it matters
The visit raises concerns about potential military cooperation between North Korea and Russia, which could have significant implications for the ongoing war in Ukraine and regional security.
What the papers say
NY Post downplays the potential impact of the visit, while other sources highlight concerns about potential military cooperation between North Korea and Russia amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.
How we got here
Kim Jong Un's visit to Russia included talks with Vladimir Putin and inspections of Russian military hardware, raising concerns about potential military cooperation between the two countries.
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Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Covering an area of 17,125,200 square kilometres, it is the largest country in the world by area, spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth's in
Kim Jong-un is a North Korean politician who has been the supreme leader of North Korea since 2011 and chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea since 2012.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008.
North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.
Vladivostok is a city and the administrative centre of the Far Eastern Federal District and Primorsky Krai, Russia, located around the Golden Horn Bay, not far from Russia's borders with China and North Korea.
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest European country after Russia, which borders it to the east and northeast.