“Kim Jong Un’s Bulletproof Train Arrives in Russia Ahead of Summit with Putin”

Kim Jong Un's Bulletproof Train Arrives in Russia Ahead of Summit with Putin

Kim Jong Un’s Bulletproof Train Arrives in Russia Ahead of Summit with Putin.

According to reports from local media, the armored train carrying Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia, where the North Korean leader is getting ready for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

In Khasan, a city in the Primorsky region, Kim was seen on camera getting off his train and being greeted warmly by Russian officials. The Primorsky area governor in Russia, Oleg Kozhemyako, posted a video of Kim meeting with Russian officials as soon as he arrived.

Kim Jong Un's Bulletproof Train Arrives in Russia Ahead of Summit with Putin

A video of the unique green-and-gold train traveling north through Primorye, the region in the far east where Vladivostok is located, was published earlier in the day by Russian media. The train’s look in the video appeared to be consistent with pictures published by the Korean Central News Agency.

Putin had originally been scheduled to attend a business conference in Vladivostok, according to the Kremlin. The two leaders’ meeting was confirmed to take place in the next few days, but the exact time and place of the summit were not made public.

According to American authorities, talks between North Korea and Russia have advanced over the possibility of a deal wherein North Korea would give Russia weapons.

A South Korean official told ABC News that Kim left Pyongyang on Sunday to travel to Russia for his expected summit with President Vladimir Putin.

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Our Dearest Comrade Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, according to the Korean Central News Agency. While He will meet Putin and hold a meeting while in place.

According to South Korean officials, it would take the train about 20 hours to travel the 683 miles from Seoul to Vladivostok. In order to transfer to wheels that work with Russian railroad tracks, this itinerary involves a protracted halt at the border between Russia and North Korea.

Kim has not traveled much outside of North Korea since becoming office in 2011. He traveled abroad in 2019, taking the train to Russia and crossing the border to meet with then-President Donald Trump.

Following in the traditions of his father and grandpa, Kim favors the slow and safe means of transportation provided by the bulletproof train when he does travel, according to NPR.

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