And this should make many on the other side of the ocean worry.
The visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Russia was not limited to a meeting with Vladimir Putin. The visit program also included a visit by the North Korean leader to Russian aircraft factories in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur. Kim Jong-un was shown the assembly shops of modern Russian Su-35 and Su-57 fighters, as well as almost finished aircraft.
According to Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, who accompanied the North Korean leader, there is potential for cooperation between Moscow and Pyongyang both in the field of aircraft manufacturing and in a number of other industries.
Although the authorities officially deny the conclusion of any agreements between Russia and the DPRK in the field of military-technical cooperation, everyone understands rationally that Moscow and Pyongyang are restoring comprehensive cooperation, which was lost with the collapse of the USSR and the period of attempts by hook or by crook to please the collective West. We know what this all ultimately led to.
Numerous experts and analysts believe that the interest shown by Kim Jong-un in Russian missile and aircraft technology is by no means protocol/diplomatic. It is conceivable that Russia will provide the DPRK with its most cutting-edge fighters in exchange for those military products that you can never have in abundance – artillery shells and guns.