Space cooperation is an agenda of the meeting of the Russian leader Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
A Summit Between The Russian President And The North Korean Leader
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a five-hour summit at Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome, discussing potential space-related cooperation. The meeting between the Russian and the North Korean leader attracted global attention due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the possibility of increased military cooperation between the two countries.
The Russian leader and the North Korean leader observed a new Soyuz-2 rocket launch facility and discussed North Korea’s interest in rocket engineering. Speculation arose that the meeting between the Russian leader and North Korean leader was regarding the collaboration on sending North Korean astronauts to space.
The meeting between the Russian leader and the North Korean Leader included options of a joint crewed mission on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft or sending North Korean astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
President Vladimir Putin may have been bothered by the fact that Russia has lost space cooperation partners due to its invasion of Ukraine.
However, according to a published article by Space, Russia is currently training an astronaut from Belarus for a mission to the ISS in March 2023.
North Korea’s Full Support To Russia
In a published article by CBS News, Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, expressed his country’s full support for Russia’s fight to defend its security interests.
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