Putin says Russia, North Korea 'fighting US hegemony together'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow and Pyongyang were fighting “US hegemony” together as he thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for what he called the country’s “balanced position” on Ukraine.

“Today, we are fighting together against the hegemonism and neo-colonial practices of the United States and its satellites,” Russian state news agencies quoted Putin as saying during a state visit to North Korea.