North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky Island in Vladivostok. Photo: AFP

Russia’s Vladimir Putin calls for ‘international guarantees’ in first summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

  • The meeting in Vladivostok is Kim’s first face-to-face talks with another head of state since February’s failed summit with US President Donald Trump
  • Analysts say Pyongyang is looking to galvanise support, while Moscow wants to ‘bolster its clout’ in the region
Topic |   North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky Island in Vladivostok. Photo: AFP
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin at an official reception following their talks in Vladivostok in an undated photo released on Thursday. Photo: KCNA via Reuters

Kim Jong-un slams US for ‘bad faith’ in Hanoi talks, invites Vladimir Putin to North Korea

  • Remarks seen as putting pressure on US to be ‘more flexible’ in accepting Pyongyang’s demands to ease sanctions
  • Russian leader reported to have accepted invitation to visit North Korea ‘at a convenient time’
Topic |   Kim Jong-un

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin at an official reception following their talks in Vladivostok in an undated photo released on Thursday. Photo: KCNA via Reuters
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