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Russia: North Korean leader visits aircraft factory

Kim Jong-Un sees the "Yuri Gagarin" KnAAZ plant

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un continues his official visit to Russia. After the bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin and the delegations of the two countries in recent days, today the Pyongyang statesman visited the "Yuri Gagarin" KnAAZ (Komsomolsk-on Amur Aircraft Production Association) plant, where are built military and civil aircraft, including the Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-57 fighters, and Sukhoi Superjet 100 passenger planes.

The factory is located in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in the Russian Far East. During his visit, Kim Jong-Un was accompanied by the Russian deputy prime minister, Denis Manturov, who has responsibility for industry and trade. The North Korean leader witnessed the production of fuselage sections and wing components of the Superjet 100 and the final assembly of the civil aircraft. At the end of the inspection, the air show of a Sukhoi Su-35 fighter.

The tour of key sites in Russia's Far East region came after Putin said Russia was considering and discussing military cooperation with North Korea, following a summit in which Kim appeared to back Moscow's war against Ukraine.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency