Putin hails North Korea’s support for Ukraine war during first visit to the country in 24 years

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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR Putin arrived in North Korea for his first visit in 24 years today. Putin said the two countries want to cooperate closely to overcome US-led sanctions in the face of intensifying confrontations with Washington. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un met the Russian president on a red carpet at Pyongyang’s airport, where the pair shook hands before a motorcade took Putin along streets lined with Russian flags. A banner on a building said: “We warmly welcome the President of the Russian Federation.” In an article published by Pyongyang’s state media today, Putin said he appreciates the country’s firm...