Planes, skydivers perform at North Korea air show

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Planes and patriotic skydiving performances are on display at an air show in Wonsan, North Korea. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Planes, skydivers perform at North Korea air show


North Korean and international skydivers performed on the second and final day of an air show in North Korea’s city of Wonsan on Sunday (September 25).

Video provided to Reuters by the North’s official news agency KCNA, which cannot be independently verified, showed the skydivers in flight with trails of coloured smoke.

KCNA said civilian and military aircraft were mobilised for the event

In April, the North’s sole major ally China banned exports of jet fuel and other oil products used to make rocket fuel to the country, a move in line with new United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang after its January 6 nuclear test and rocket launch.

Much of North Korea’s aviation fuel apparently came from China. In 2015, the isolated country spent more than $877,000 importing 1,415 tonnes of Chinese jet fuel, according to Chinese customs data – enough for North Korea to operate its fleet of largely Soviet-era military aircraft.

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