After a two-year break between Russia and North Korea, freight trains have resumed. This information on Wednesday, November 2, was confirmed by the Far Eastern Railway.
How told On the Far Eastern Railway of RIA Novosti, a freight train departed through the border crossing between Khasan (RF) and Tumangan (DPRK). It became the first after the introduction of restrictions on transport communications related to the coronavirus pandemic.
In three special wagons, 30 thoroughbred horses – Oryol trotters – were sent to North Korea. The next freight train to the DPRK is planned to send pharmaceuticals in containers.
At the Eastern Economic Forum in September 2022, the DPRK ambassador to Russia stated that during the first autumn month the border between the two states would be opened and cargo transportation would resume. Then the deadline was shifted to October 15.
The leadership of the Far Eastern Customs Administration noted that this deadline was also missed, and the North Korean side did not explain the reasons why the launch of a railway connection with Russia was re-postponed.