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Russian defence minister to visit North Korea this week, Pyongyang says

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Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit North Korea for Korean War armistice anniversary celebrations, Pyongyang’s state media said Tuesday, a sign it appears to be reopening its borders to high-level visitors after a lengthy pandemic closure.

“A military delegation of the Russian Federation led by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu will pay a congratulatory visit to the DPRK,” the Korean Central News Agency said, a day after it confirmed a Chinese delegation would also attend the event on Thursday.

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