Putin:

Russia does not recognize North Korea's nuclear status

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VLADIVOSTOK, Sep. 06 (MNA) – Moscow does not recognize North Korea's nuclear status, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday following talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

At the same time, the Russian president noted that it was necessary, in the situation around North Korea, not to give in to emotions and not to drive Pyongyang into a corner, adding that steps that lead to an escalation of tensions must be avoided.

Moreover, the Russian leader said Russia was still ready to implement trilateral projects with South Korea involving North Korea.

"I will note that Russia is still ready to implement trilateral projects involving the DPRK," Putin said at the Eastern Economic Forum following talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

The two-day EEF started in Vladivostok on Wednesday and is expected to gather over 3,500 participants from more than 50 countries. The forum is attended by a number of world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin, his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, as well as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency is the general media partner of the forum.

SPUTNIK/MNA

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