North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un’s armored train arrived in Russia’s far east on Tuesday morning local time, Russian state media reported.
Why it matters: The official visit comes amid concerns that North Korea could supply weapons to Russia for its war in Ukraine.
The big picture: The Kremlin wrote in a Telegram post that Kim’s visit will take place “at the invitation of” Russian President Vladimir Putin, but did not specify exactly when or where it would take place.
Worth noting: The trip marks Kim’s first known visit abroad in more than four years, Reuters reported.
State of play: White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan warned last week that North Korea would “pay a price” if it decided to supply weapons to Russia.