North Korean President Kim Jong-un will arrive in Russia before the end of April, where he will meet with President Vladimir Putin, Euronews reports, referring to Kremlin representatives.
The visit to Russia will be the first for the North Korean leader. The specific date of the meeting has not yet been reported, but the Yonhap news agency has revealed that Putin will meet Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok.
Analysts believe that the summit of two heads of the states will address issues related to the security of the Korean Peninsula and in the countries of northeast Asia. According to Alexander Zhebin, the head of the Center for Korean Studies at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, if North Korea continues negotiations with the United States and South Korea, Russia, together with China, can raise the issue on easing sanctions against North Korea in the UN Security Council.
Earlier, the question of lifting sanctions was discussed at a meeting of the head of the White House with Kim Jong-un, but the negotiations ended in vain.