Putin’s letter to North Korea proposes stronger ties

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According to KCNA, the official news agency of North Korea, Mr. Putin’s letter recommended that the two collaborate to “expand the comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations with common efforts.”

It went on to suggest that a union would help “strengthen the security and stability of the Korean peninsula and the Northeast Asian area.” It was delivered to Pyongyang on North Korea’s liberation day.

Mr Kim responded in a separate letter, saying that since Russian-North Korean friendship was created in World War II with victory over Japan, the “strategic and tactical cooperation, support, and solidarity” between the two countries had risen to a new level.

It claimed that they were united by their shared efforts to frustrate threats and provocations from “hostile military forces.”

Although KCNA did not specify the “hostile forces,” it has frequently used that phrase to refer to the US and its allies.

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Mr. Kim stated in July that North Korea was prepared to “accurately and promptly” mobilize its nuclear war deterrent in the event of a military conflict with the US or South Korea.

In July, North Korea recognized two Russian-backed separatist “people’s republics” in eastern Ukraine as sovereign entities, and authorities hinted that North Korean personnel would be deployed there to help with building and other labour.

In response to the move, Ukraine, which has been fighting off a Russian invasion since February that Moscow refers to as a “special military operation,” broke off ties with Pyongyang.