A TV screen showing a news program reporting on North Korea’s missile launch with file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a train station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 4, 2022.SEOUL (Sputnik) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on the occasion of the New Year, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reports. “Accompanying him were Kim Tok Hun, Jo Yong Won, Choe Ryong Hae and Ri Pyong Chol, members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK [Workers’ Party of Korea] Central Committee, and other members of the leadership body of the Party Central Committee,” KCNA said on Monday. Kim Jong-un and other participants in the Sunday ceremony laid flowers at the statues of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong-un also visited the immortality halls where Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie, KCNA said. On Sunday, KCNA reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin had sent North Korean leader Kim Jong-un congratulations on the New Year.