During his visit to the DPRK, Sergei Shoigu got acquainted with Pyongyang’s latest weapons.
The chairman of State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un, met in Pyongyang with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
To begin with, the head of the DPRK showed our minister the latest North Korean military equipment at a specially prepared exhibition. The exhibition presented the entire line of modern drones, armored vehicles and even intercontinental ballistic missiles.
What the minister discussed with Kim Jong-un is not reported. There are no details in the official reports. Only this: “During the conversation with the leader of the DPRK, an exchange of views on global and regional security issues took place.”
Immediately after the talks, Kim Jong-un invited Sergei Shoigu to a gala concert on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the 1950-1953 Patriotic Liberation War. Shoigu watched the speech with evident pleasure at the table for guests of honor to the right of the DPRK chief.
Today, the head of the Russian defense department will participate in a military parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the 1950-1953 Patriotic Liberation War.
Earlier, Sergei Shoigu, as part of the Russian delegation, visited Mansu Hill and Mount Moranbon, where monuments to the heroes of the Revolution were erected. The minister laid flowers at monuments to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as well as monuments dedicated to Soviet soldiers.
– The Liberation Monument was erected in the capital of the DPRK on August 15, 1946 as a token of gratitude of the Korean people to the Soviet soldiers who fell during the liberation of Korea in 1945. The monument is a 30-meter granite stele topped with a red star, the Russian Defense Ministry says of the personnel.
Recall that the last Korean war was provoked by South Korean troops under the auspices of the United States. The Americans dreamed of transferring the armed forces liberated after World War II to South Korea under the pretext of “disarming the Japanese army.” The Pentagon planned to turn South Korea into its military base and use it to take over North Korea, then establish dominance over not only all of Northeast Asia.