GETTYRussia is reported to have donated 800 tonnes of flour to North Korea
Citing the Facebook page of the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang, the Washington-based Radio Free Asia has said a Russian ship carrying the wheat flour arrived in North Korea’s port city of Chongjin on Monday.
North Korea is heavily sanctioned under UN resolutions for its nuclear and missile tests.
However, it is understood that the wheat flour has been provided through the UN’s World Food Programme.Related articles
The secretive state has been hurt financially by international sanctions that prohibit the sale of military equipment and luxury goods.
Despite this, the wheat flour donation is intended to be used to make dietary supplements for North Korea’s most vulnerable people, including children in the country’s Kangwon and Ryanggang provinces.
Earlier this year, a UN report revealed that roughly two in five North Koreans are undernourished.
GETTYIt is understood that the wheat flour has been provided through the UN’s World Food Programme