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Russian diplomats use a hand-pushed rail trolley while crossing the demarcation line between North Korea and Russia

Russian Diplomats Have A Tough Time In North Korea

Strict coronavirus restrictions forced Russian diplomats to take to hand-pushed rail trolley to take their families back home in Russia from North Korea. It is to be noted that North Korea imposed a stricter border shutdown last January to cut all its connections with the world to contain coronavirus pandemic.

How did Russian diplomats reach home?

Russia’s foreign ministry’s verified Telegram account posted a video of eight Russian diplomats and their family members including a three-year-old-girl sitting with all their belongings in a hand-pushed rail trolley and waving and cheering on approaching their homeland tells the real story.

The video has the Third Secretary Vladislav Sorokin, the only man in the group, is seen pushing the trolley across a border railway bridge. It was a 32-hour train journey from Pyongyang after which they took a two-hour bus ride to reach the border. Sorokin had to push the non-self-propelled railcar for more than a kilometer.

Russian Diplomats rail trolley

Why ambassadors are leaving North Korea?

North has some of the strictest restrictions for coronavirus infection. And the restrictions have started taking a toll over working of embassies. Countries are facing … Read the rest

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US Reports Sighting Of Kim Jong Un’s Train Amid His Health Rumours

A Washington-based North Korea monitoring project, 38 North,spotted a special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a resort town in the country. The train was parked the “leadership station” in Wonsan on April 21 and 23. But Reuters is yet to confirm presence of Kim Jong Un at the reported place.

US 38 North report

The report said that the train sighting had nothing to do with the health of Kin Jong Un but it was about his whereabouts. He could be in an elite area on eastern cost of the country. 38 North has been tracking Kim Jong Un since reports about his ill health started emerging. According to media reports of North Korea, the leader was last seen presiding over a meeting on April 11.

Health of Kim Jong Un

Speculation of his health first emerged when he missed the celebrations of the birth anniversary of his grandfather and founding father of North Korea, Kim II Sung on April 15. According to an unnamed source, he had undergone medical treatment in the resort county of Hyangsan north of the capital Pyongyang.

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