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Monday, June 17, 2024

For months, Russia-watchers have known President Vladimir Putin would be heading to North Korea. After Kim Jong Un's big green bulletproof train trundled around Russia's Far East last year, the North Korean leader invited Mr Putin to visit him. That invitation was duly accepted.



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Since Vlad has found that China is just using him as a play toy, his only friends left are Krazy Kim and maybe the Taliban. But both are fickle, self-serving frenemies.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2024-06-17 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


#2 | Posted by qcp at 2024-06-17 02:39 PM | Reply

China is about to tell Putin to f off.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2024-06-17 03:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Putin to Visit North Korea, Vietnam as His War in Ukraine Stalls

... Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit North Korea and Vietnam in rare trips to long-time partners as he faces renewed challenges in his war on Ukraine.

Putin will travel to North Korea from June 18-19 and go on to Vietnam from June 19-20, according to Kremlin statements published Monday.

The trip to North Korea will be Putin's first since 2000. It comes as Kim Jong Un's regime is suspected of sending missiles and millions of rounds of munitions to help Putin in his grinding assault on Ukraine. With Kyiv now taking delivery of billions of dollars in fresh arms from its US and European allies, the window for a Russian breakthrough is narrowing.

North Korea possesses some of the largest stores of artillery and weapons that are interoperable with Soviet-era systems deployed on the front-lines in Ukraine. Satellite imagery indicates the arms transfers picked up momentum after Kim visited Putin in September, when the North Korean leader toured Russian weapons plants. Moscow and Pyongyang have denied the arms transfers despite ample evidence showing them taking place.

"I believe Kim and Putin will pick up from where they left off when Kim was in Russia in September 2023 and seek to further upgrade the bilateral relationship across many, if not all, realms," said Rachel Minyoung Lee, a senior fellow with the 38 North Program at the Stimson Center. She added this may mean the leaders upgrading a treaty adopted in 2000 to include stronger language about military and security cooperation.

"For as long as the war in Ukraine continues, North Korea-Russia relations will remain solid. What the relationship will look like after the war in Ukraine is over, that is harder to predict," said Lee, who worked as an analyst for the CIA's Open Source Enterprise for almost two decades. ...

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-17 04:01 PM | Reply

Funny how trump is pals with all our enemies.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2024-06-17 07:48 PM | Reply

Fat Donnie Felon could only dream of ....shallow.... relations.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-06-17 08:23 PM | Reply

@#5 ... Funny how trump is pals with all our enemies. ...

So, I'm not the only person who has noticed that?

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-06-17 08:41 PM | Reply

Time to give S. Korea nukes if we haven't already.
Lord knows Pooty is about to give N. Korea some.

#8 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-06-18 08:29 AM | Reply


The Norks already have their own.

SK doesn't want them, we'd have already set some up there if they did.

#9 | Posted by DarkVader at 2024-06-18 10:54 AM | Reply

The Norks have ones that are liable to fall back on their own country
and go BOOM.

I'm betting Putin wants to take prisoners off of N. Korea's hands,
in exchange for better BOOMS and better rocketry.

#10 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-06-18 10:57 AM | Reply

The clickbait media coverage of these nincompoops is disgusting and highly offensive. They need to be gone.

#11 | Posted by South_American at 2024-06-18 09:35 PM | Reply

Ketchup Alert!!! Combover Quisling is going to be SO JEALOUS!!! His two boyfriends are cheating on him, WITH EACH OTHER!!! HOW DARE THEY!!!

#12 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2024-06-18 10:15 PM | Reply

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