“It will be quite a train journey. The thing to speculate about Putin is for how long and how far can he travel from Moscow?”
GB News presenter Mark Longhurst asked if Fox was making a reference to Vladimir Putin’s “health”, which has been thrown into question in the past.
The foreign affairs expert said his comments were more of an analysis of the political situation in Moscow.
Putin’s reign has faced more pressure than ever before in recent months, evidenced by the Wagner Group rebellion in June, which saw the then-leader Yevgeny Prigozhin marching his troops towards Moscow.
Kim Jong Un is reportedly set for a meeting with Putin
While an agreement was eventually met, resulting in the rebellion’s cancellation, Prigozhin was later reportedly killed in a plane crash on 23 August.
The Russian President denied any involvement in Prigozhin’s death after authorities confirmed the fatality, but did not reveal its cause.
Fox speculated about the political tensions in the Kremlin, suggesting the longer he spends outside of Moscow, the more he leaves himself vulnerable.
“The health of Russian internal politics is his problem”, he said.
“It’s what he and Kim Jong Un want each other want is intriguing.
“It’s quite a desperate throw of the dice from Putin.”
It is believed Russia may need 122m and 152mm shells because its stocks are running low amid the war in Ukraine.
According to the New York Times, it is believed the North Korean leader will make the trip by armoured train.
North Korea are yet to comment on the reports, while a Kremlin spokesman added they have “nothing to say” on the matter.