Kim to meet Putin in Russia this month

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un will visit Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin this month, the Kremlin said on Thursday, as tensions between Washington and Pyongyang reached fever pitch.

The Kim-Putin meeting will be the first between the two leaders, as Moscow seeks to play a role in another global flashpoint.

The Kremlin said Mr. Putin had invited Mr. Kim and that the meeting would take place “in the second half of April” but provided no further details.

Russia, South Korean and Japanese media had reported this week that preparations were under way for a summit in Russia’s Far East.

Mr. Putin has long expressed his readiness to meet with Mr. Kim.


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