Kim Jong arrives Moscow; Meeting with Putin scheduled Thursday

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Moscow Wednesday morning for his first talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and to send a message to Washington that other players are there to discuss matters on nuclear program.

Kim’s armored train reached border town of Khasan and the leader was greeted by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and later a traditional ceremony welcomed him.

Interfax news agency reveals Kim said he has heard a lot good about Russia and used to dream visiting the land.

This is the first time Kim is visiting Russia. His train was thereafter, after the greetings, pulled into Russian port city of Vladivostok. He is scheduled to meet Putin here on Thursday for a closed doors meeting. It will be marked important as just about two months ago Kim had unfruitful talks with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam.

It is learned no major agreements will be signed in the meeting, but it will be another opportunity for Putin to intervene in high-stakes nuclear talks and increase diplomatic clout of Russia on the global stage.

Kim’s armored train reached border town of Khasan and the leader was greeted by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and later a traditional ceremony welcomed him.

Distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center on Strategy and Security in Washington, Alexander Vershbow, said he hope Putin would support a deal but only after a deal is met.

Meanwhile, Russia has not ruled out economic sanctions could be lifted from North Korea.

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