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Sky News misreports Putin’s North Korea arrival

The British outlet claimed the Russian president had already landed in Pyongyang while showing footage from the city of Yakutsk

Sky News erroneously broke the news that Russian President Vladimir Putin has already landed in North Korea during its morning broadcast on Tuesday. The outlet showed footage of the Russian leader disembarking his plane in the Russian city of Yakutsk while claiming that it is the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. 

The British outlet also made a post on X claiming that Putin had already touched down in North Korea, although that message has since been deleted. Sky News has also stopped mentioning on air that Putin is already in Pyongyang.  

While Putin is indeed scheduled to travel to North Korea on Tuesday for what will be his first visit to the country since 2000, he is first holding several meetings in the Siberian city of Yakutsk. 

According to the Kremlin, Putin is expected to travel to Pyongyang later in the day, where he will stay until Wednesday. After that, the president will travel to Vietnam. 

In North Korea, the Russian leader is scheduled to meet with his counterpart Kim Jong-un and take part in talks on a wide range of issues, including the economy, security, and international affairs. 


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June 18, 2024 at 04:38PM
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