Putin vows security with N Korea beyond reach of West

Updated June 18 2024 - 6:30pm, first published 6:24pm
Kim Jong-un will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to North Korea. (AP PHOTO)
Kim Jong-un will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to North Korea. (AP PHOTO)

Vladimir Putin has promised to build trade and security systems with North Korea that are not controlled by the West as he heads to Pyongyang for the first time in 24 years, seeking partners to boost Russia's military in its war against Ukraine.

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