But there are no guarantees that there was a leader of the DPRK on board.The Chammae-1. Photo by Raymond Cannigem, archive snapshot
On July 9, a personal airplane of the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un was noticed in Vladivostok. This was reported by the agency Yonhap with reference to the data of the resource Flightradar24.
According to the agency, the Chammae-1 aircraft landed at the Russian airport “day” and three hours later flew back to Pyongyang. The exact time of landing did not specify the agency.
Whether the head of the DPRK was on board is unknown. Interlocutors of the agency suggested that officials from North Korea flew to Vladivostok.
There is no guarantee that Kim Jong-un was on the plane, simply because Chammae-1 flew. It seems that the officials of the DPRK flew there [to Vladivostok] to prepare for the possible participation of Kim Jong-un in the Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held in Vladivostok in September.
In early June, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un can meet in Vladivostok during the WEF, Tass reports. However, there are no exact details of the visit of the head of the DPRK, said Peskov. According tothe Kyodo agency, the Japanese government is also considering the WEF as the main venue for the meeting of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the leader of the DPRK.