Vladimir Putin arrives for meeting with Kim Jong-un in Vladivostok as leaders hold first ever face-to-face talks


RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has today arrived in Vladivostok for a landmark summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Kim’s first trip to Russia comes two months after his second summit with US President Donald Trump.

Those talks failed because of disputes over US-led sanctions on the North.

The summit in Vladivostok – in the remote far-east of Russia – reflects Moscow’s effort to position itself as an essential player in the North Korean nuclear standoff.

Putin and Kim are set to have one-on-one meeting at the Far Eastern State University on the Russky Island across a bridge from Vladivostok.

The meeting will be followed by broader talks involving officials from both sides.

Kim arrived Wednesday in Vladivostok on his armoured train – saying upon arrival that he’s hoping for a “successful and useful” visit.

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