New ferry links North Korea and Russia despite U.S. calls for isolation

By Valeria Fedorenko | VLADIVOSTOK, Russia

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia A new ferry between isolated North Korea and Russia docked for the first time at the Pacific port of Vladivostok on Thursday, in spite of U.S. calls for countries to curtail relations with Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes.

The launch of the weekly service linking Vladivostok and the North Korean port of Rajin also came despite North Korea’s test-firing of a new type of ballistic missile on Sunday that landed in the sea near Russia.

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