19 Aug '11, 5pm

DTN Singapore: Russia to aid N.Korea hunger crisis: MOSCOW: Russia said Friday it was sending up to 50,000 tonne...

DTN Singapore: Russia to aid N.Korea hunger crisis: MOSCOW: Russia said Friday it was sending up to 50,000 tonne...

MOSCOW: Russia said Friday it was sending up to 50,000 tonnes of wheat to North Korea amid fears of a hunger crisis as reports said its leader may arrive in Russia aboard his special train this weekend. "In accordance with the request of the North Korean government, Russia has decided to send the population of the country experiencing an acute shortage of food supplies humanitarian aid in the amount of up to 50,000 tonnes of wheat," the Russian foreign ministry said. The first shipment of wheat arrived in the country earlier Friday, the foreign ministry said, adding Russia planned to ship the rest of the supplies next month. "We consider this humanitarian operation a contribution to strengthening traditional good-neighbourly ties between our countries' people," it said. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon last week called on the world community to send aid to North Korea wher...

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