Putin assesses Trump-Kim meeting
The meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reduced the risk of a large military conflict on the Korean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong-nam.
"It was raising concerns across the world and could have serious consequences, up to a large military conflict," Putin said. "Thanks to this meeting, this unfavorable scenario was postponed and new prospects of settling all problems in peaceful and diplomatic ways appeared."
He also welcomed the contacts between the leaders of North and South Korea. "We have always sought the settlement of all problems around the Korean Peninsula," TASS cited the Russian leader as saying.
"In this context I would like to stress that we certainly welcome these contacts which began between the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the president of the Republic of Korea," Putin added.