May 14, 2020 / 9:58 AM / 16 days ago

Russia sent 25,000 tonnes of wheat to North Korea

MOSCOW, May 14 (Reuters) - Russia has sent 25,000 tonnes of wheat in humanitarian aid to North Korea after last year’s drought hit its rice production, the Russian embassy to North Korea said on social media on Thursday.

The vessel Polina delivered Russian wheat to the country from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, it said. Its crew had been put in quarantine amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

The vessel was being unloaded in an isolated zone of a North Korean port and the process would be completed on May 26-27 as rains are expected to arrive soon, the embassy added. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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