A video shows the North Korean president arriving in Moscow on September 30, 2022, to coincide with a speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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A video supposedly showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's arrival in Moscow on September 30, 2022, has been making the rounds on social media.
Misbar investigated the claim and found it to be misleading.
The video is old, and there is no evidence that the leader of North Korea recently paid a visit to Moscow.
2019 Vladivostok Summit
The video originally showed the first meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the April 25, 2019 summit in Vladivostok.
Channel News Asia, a Singaporean multinational news channel, uploaded the video to YouTube on April 25, 2019.
Did Kim Jong Un Recently Visit Moscow?
Misbar was unable to locate any official report or statement indicating that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently visited or planned to visit Moscow.
None of the major news outlets or reporters covering North Korea mentioned or reported anything related to the allegation.
Putin Annexes Four Ukraine Regions
The video went viral after Putin announced the annexation of four regions of Ukraine on Friday.
On September 30, 2022, Putin signed treaties to annex the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia.