Russia and North Korea Formalize Mutual Defense Agreement

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have signed a mutual defense agreement, committing to support each other in the event of aggression against either nation.

President Putin announced the agreement following his visit to Pyongyang, his first since 2000, marking a significant development in the relationship between the two countries.

“This agreement elevates our partnership to a new, high level of alliance,” said Kim Jong Un.

The pact signifies a rapidly strengthening partnership that has raised concerns in the West. The mutual defense treaty could lead to Russian support for North Korea in potential conflicts on the Korean peninsula, while North Korea might assist Russia in its ongoing conflict with Ukraine.

According to the BBC, Kim Jong Un is already accused of supplying weapons to Russia, while Putin is believed to be providing North Korea with space technology that could enhance its missile program.

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