Kremlin assesses Trump-Kim meeting

 Kremlin assesses Trump-Kim meeting

Russia hails any steps aimed at reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, commenting on the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

"President Putin and the Russian side as a whole have been rather consistently calling on the interested parties to show restraint and a constructive approach and take steps, which would not push the sides to a corner," Peskov noted.

"As for the meeting itself, no doubt, we welcome it and we are ready to welcome any steps and meetings leading to reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula and drawing us nearer to denuclearization in this region," TASS cited the spokesman as saying.

However, he ruled out holding a four-way summit on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula involving Russia, China, North Korea and the United States. "No, there is no talk about this," Peskov noted.