The face-to-face meeting at the Vostochny Cosmodrome is seen as a significant development, bringing together two leaders who are increasingly isolated on the world stage, as they continue to pose a constant threat to other countries.
Video released by the Kremlin Wednesday showed the two leaders shaking hands while images show both the Russian and North Korean flags flying outside the Cosmodrome building.
The meeting may be because Russia was running out of supplies, after the unnecessary war with Ukraine while North Korea, which has faced years of international sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, is short of everything from hard cash and food to missile technology.
Because of the meeting, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into waters off the Korean Peninsula.
According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles from the Sunan area between 11:43 a.m. and 11:53 a.m. local time, into the waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula.