Kim Jong-un arrived in Vladivostok, Russian Far East, aboard his armored train, for a meeting with Vladimir Putin. RT France reporter Kyrill Kotikov is on hand to cover this first summit between the two men.
In preparation for his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which will take place on April 25 in Vladivostok, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived on April 24 in Vladivostok, Russia, aboard his armored train. He came out on a red carpet unrolled on the platform of the station, as was noted the RT France reporter Kyrill Kotikov, present on site to cover the event.
The North Korean leader said he hoped for a “successful and useful” summit. “I hope that during my discussions with President Putin, I will be able to discuss concretely the resolution of the situation on the Korean peninsula and the development of our bilateral relations,” the head of state said. a stoppage of his train en route to the Far East, according to comments translated and broadcast by Russian television.
The meeting comes as tensions between Pyongyang and Washington resume after a failed summit in February. If the North Korean side was ready to make a major concession and “proceed to a denuclearization” according to the words of Donald Trump, the United States were on their side not ready to “renounce all sanctions”. At the end of the summit, North Korea demanded the withdrawal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from talks on its nuclear arsenals.