According to a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency on Monday, which cited South Korea’s intelligence agency.
The defence minister of Russia has suggested to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that both nations perform a naval practice with China.
In July, when North Korea celebrated “Victory Day,” the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu traveled and met Kim.
They went to a defense exhibition where North Korea displayed its outlawed ballistic missiles, according to North Korean official media at the time.
Yonhap stated without going into further detail that Shoigu had suggested a three-way naval drill to Kim during his visit.
Russia Proposed Joint Naval Drills With North Korea and China
According to Yonhap, the National Intelligence Agency of South Korea informed the National Assembly. That Shoigu appeared to have met Kim in private to agree to a significant military expansion.
Although North Korea has denied having any “arms exchanges” with Russia, Russia and North Korea have recently urged for greater military ties.
Shoigu attempted to sell artillery ammo to Russia Russia Proposed Joint Naval Drills With North Korea and China on his visit to North Korea, according to John Kirby. The national security spokesman for the White House, who said at a press briefing last month.
The US recently imposed penalties on three organizations.
It claimed were involve in military transfers between Russia and North Korea. North Korea has tested various missiles and nuclear weapons six times since 2006. But it rarely engages in military drills with its neighbors.
Regular military drills are conducte by the United States and its ally. South Korea, which North Korea has decried as preparing for war against it.
When he paid a rare visit to Pyongyang in July, With North Korea and China Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu suggested to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un undertaking. Joint naval exercises that included China, according to Yonhap News, citing South Korea’s spy agency.
Parliamentarians cited National Intelligence Service chief Kim Kyou-hyun as claiming. That Shoigu made the offer directly to Kim during a closed-door meeting of the intelligence committee of parliament on Monday.