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From Reuters:

LONDON/MOSCOW – Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state.

The sales of oil or oil products from Russia, the world’s second biggest oil exporter and a veto-wielding member of the United Nations Security Council, breach U.N. sanctions, the security sources said.

The transfers in October and November indicate that smuggling from Russia to North Korea has evolved to loading cargoes at sea since Reuters reported in September that North Korean ships were sailing directly from Russia to their homeland.…

This could get interesting, considering that just yesterday, PeePop tweeted this:

However, the odds of Trump criticizing Russia after being “caught red handed” are slim to none. 

It makes sense that Putin needs North Korea to have enough oil. Otherwise they would be unable to test launch the long-range ballistic missiles he is providing them.

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