Media report on arrival of DPRK security forces in Vladivostok ahead of official meeting of Kim Jong-un and Putin

Media report on arrival of DPRK security forces in Vladivostok ahead of official meeting of Kim Jong-un and Putin
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The DPRK plane, on which officers of the special services allegedly arrived, landed in Vladivostok. One of them managed to enter into a conflict with a journalist from South Korea at the airport.

The plane from Pyongyang, which was not scheduled, arrived at Vladivostok International Airport at 11 o'clock local time, according to the South Korean television channel KBS. A special flight is dedicated to the upcoming meeting of Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, which is to be held in the capital of Primorsky Krai.

According to KBS, the North Korean leader’s protocol service officers, as well as its security guards, arrived on the plane.

The RIA Novosti news agency reports that some passengers from the DPRK faced problems at the airport with employees of the South Korean TV. When the journalist tried to ask a question to those who arrived from Pyongyang, one of them first hit the camera, and then chased the reporter.

Earlier, sources of RBC and Kommersant reported that negotiations are scheduled for April 25 and will be held in Vladivostok on Russky Island. Kim Jong-un intends to stay in the capital of Primorye for another day to participate in the cultural program after meeting with Putin.

Sources of Kommersant reported that the Kim Jong-un delegation, consisting of 230 people, plans to arrive in Russia on an armored train, which the father of the DPRK leader, Kim Jong Il, used to travel around Russia. The train also ferries the limousine of the North Korea leader. As the interlocutors of the newspaper noted, the entrance gates of the Vladivostok station was extended by 20 cm.

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