Kim vows to back Putin ‘unconditionally’ on war in Ukraine

Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un attend a gala concert Wednesday, in Pyongyang, N. Korea. (Gavriil Grigorov/Pool/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to “unconditionally support” Russia in its invasion of Ukraine at talks with President Vladimir Putin in Pyongyang that emphasized deepening ties amid US concerns about arms supplies to the Kremlin’s war machine.