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Date : November 26, 2022
North Korea imports Russian food and petroleum products by train
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North Korea imports Russian food and petroleum products by train


North Korea has used the freight train service restarted in early November with Russia to import foodstuffs and petroleum products, Daily NK has learned.

Observers are wondering why North Korea and Russia — which had long used ships to conduct their mutual smuggling operations — have suddenly restarted bilateral freight train service.

According to a source in North Korea on Monday, North Korea used trains to import mostly foodstuffs such as wheat, cooking oil and cheese, as well as energy products such as gasoline, diesel and LPG.

Some of the imported whole wheat was transported to grain processing centers. North Korea imported wheat from Russia in July as well. Indeed, wheat has been a favorite import item in North Korea’s recent under-the-table transactions with Russia. ......

[Source: Daily NK]


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