North Korean leader Kim Jong-un plans to come to Russia in September to discuss arms supplies with Putin. This is reported by The New York Times, citing sources among American officials.
The North Korean leader plans to travel by armored train from Pyongyang to Vladivostok and possibly on to Moscow to discuss with Putin the supply of artillery shells and anti-tank missiles for the war in Ukraine.
In exchange, Kim wants food aid from Moscow as well as Russian advanced technology for satellites and nuclear submarines.
The meeting could take place on September 10–13, with the Far Eastern Economic Forum scheduled for those dates. The DPRK leader may also visit the Vostochny Cosmodrome. A delegation from the DPRK has already traveled to Russia to prepare for the visit.
According to the newspaper, agreements on Kim Jong-un’s visit were reached during Shoigu’s visit to the DPRK.