Putin and Kim shake hands at start of talks
Restrictions: No Access Russia/EVN
Dateline: Vladivostok - 25 April 2019
Date: 04/25/2019 09:52 AM
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Vladivostok - 25 April 2019
1. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for initial remarks, shake hands and sit down
2. Various of Kim and Putin holding first remarks
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have shaken hands at the start of talks at a university in Russia's far-eastern city of Vladivostok.
Thursday's summit reflects Russia's effort to position itself as an essential player in the North Korean nuclear standoff.
Kim's first trip to Russia comes about two months after his second summit with US President Donald Trump, which failed because of disputes over US-led sanctions on the North.