Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the US elections and said on Tuesday that the prosecution of former US President Donald Trump was politically motivated and showed that the political system in the US is "rotten".
As you remember, Trump is facing a series of criminal cases in which he is accused. Among other things, in an attempt to undo his defeat in the 2020 presidential election by Joe Biden.
In addition to this statement, various media outlets in the world report that Kim Jong Un, the ruler of North Korea, arrived in Russia today (Tuesday) for a meeting with the country's president, Vladimir Putin. The reports come after it was reported that North Korea's ruler left his country on a private armored train through the country's far eastern region.
The two leaders are expected to offer increased support to each other in their escalating confrontations with the West. North Korea's ruler is expected to seek economic aid from Russia and military technology. This is in exchange for ammunition that will be used in Russia's war in Ukraine.
This is Kim's first visit outside of North Korea since 2019, consistent then, the North Korean leader met with Putin in Vladivostok. The previous meeting of the two leaders was held against the background of the collapse of North Korea's talks with then-US President Donald Trump, who met with Kim for the first time to promote a deal to denuclearize the country.
Relations between the countries were not always good. But since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the relationship between them has strengthened. The relationship was driven by Putin's need for war supplies and Kim's efforts to increase partnership with traditional allies Moscow and China as he tries to break out of his country's diplomatic isolation.