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At a military parade, Kim Jong Un of North Korea shares the stage with representatives of Russia and China

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Nuclear-capable missiles and new attack drones were among the armaments showcased in Pyongyang for leader Kim Jong Un and visiting delegations from China and Russia, according to North Korean official media on Friday.

The parade was held on Thursday night to honor the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the Korean War, known as “Victory Day” in North Korea.

The Chinese and Russian delegations, led by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, were the first to visit N Korea since the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Their presence at events alongside the North’s nuclear missiles, which were banned by the United Nations Security Council with the support of China and Russia, marked a departure from previous years, when Beijing and Moscow took steps to distance themselves from their neighbor’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile development.

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According to state news agency KCNA, the parade included North Korea’s latest Hwasong-17 and Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missiles, which are thought to have the range to reach targets anywhere in the United States.

According to KCNA, the event reportedly included a flyover by new attack and espionage drones.

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