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Kim Jong Un returns to North Korea after ‘goodwill’ Russia trip

By DW
19 September 2023   |   5:21 pm
Kim Jong Un returned to North Korea from Russia, where he deepened "comradely fellowship and friendly relations" with Vladimir Putin. Western countries fear the visit involved plans to arm Russia's war in Ukraine.

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