North Korea’s Kim and Russian leader Putin are meeting. Here’s why.


SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to meet in Vladivostok this week, their first summit since 2019, amid warming relations between the two countries.

The encounter is expected to take place on the sidelines of the annual Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian port city, which continues through Wednesday. Putin’s summit with Kim is likely to take place that day, according to South Korean analysts.

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