Russia increases humanitarian assistance to DPRK: minister

Published on 13 April 2011

Russia has increased its humanitarian assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the request of the DPRK and will continue offering such assistance, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin said on Tuesday.(..)"Russia has already increased the volume of food aid for the DPRK within the framework of the World Food Program, and is ready to further provide humanitarian aid on a bilateral basis," Borodavkin said, adding that total volume of Russia's aid to the DPRK is worth up to 5 million U.S. dollars.

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