MOSCOW, June 6. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has called “brave and Mature” decision by our American colleagues of Donald trump to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN. He is very regrets that “the United States and, unfortunately, the Republic of Korea did not stop in conducting their military exercises and maneuvers that do not contribute to the discharge.” The Russian President also admitted that for him was unexpected steps taken by the leadership of the DPRK to defuse the tensions.
In an interview with the Media China published on its website, on the eve of visit to China, Putin said he hoped for a positive outcome of the summit, the US – DPRK, which will be held June 12. “Still, hope that, of course, a very courageous and Mature decision made by the President of the United States trump – go for direct contact with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, this meeting will take place and we will all wait from this meeting positive results,” – said the Russian leader.
The Russian leader said that to resolve the situation on the Korean Peninsula all countries concerned should engage in the development of security assurances to the DPRK. Russia offers joint economic projects in the Republic of Korea and the DPRK.
“We will all look forward to the results of the meeting between the President [of the USA Donald] trump and North Korean leader Mr Kim Jong-UN and will do all we can to ensure that it was successful”, – he stressed. The President shared his idea about the steps to settle on the Korean Peninsula after scheduled for June 12, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the DPRK.
“The next stage is a multilateral participation of all concerned States, particularly States in the region to develop security guarantees [for the DPRK],” said Putin.
He assured that the negotiations remain Moscow’s proposal, which includes trilateral economic projects between Russia, DPRK and South Korea. The President stressed that first and foremost we are talking about infrastructure projects.
“We are talking about the construction of the railway, for example (incidentally, that these projects could connect and China), Russia, North Korea, South Korea. We’re talking about the pipeline,” he listed the ideas the President of the Russian Federation. In his view, “you can think about the construction of various other energy objects.” Putin is convinced that collaboration provided a lot of opportunities in the tripartite and the quadripartite format, you need to move in this direction.
The actions of the DPRK
The President stressed that Pyongyang went on an unexpected and unprecedented steps aimed at removing tension between the two countries. “Announced, first, on the cessation of missile tests, has announced the cessation of nuclear testing. Moreover, it eliminated one of their largest testing ground for nuclear weapons,” he listed Putin. According to him, “all this, of course, practical steps toward denuclearization”. Putin stressed that this is the ultimate goal.
However, the Russian President said that the DPRK in this case is in need of security guarantees. “I can understand the leadership of North Korea when it says that the complete denuclearization of the they need an absolute guarantee their safety”, – said the President of the Russian Federation. “And what else? Otherwise I can’t think of, especially after the tragic events that occurred in Libya or in Iraq. They also, the North Koreans, all seeing it. So, needless to say, they will demand guarantees”, – said the President of the Russian Federation.
Meanwhile, Putin still finds it difficult to answer, what are these guarantees, and at what time implement them. “But what is possible and what is necessary to move along this path – the path of reducing tension, denuclearization in the end,” – said the Russian head of state.
The position of Russia and China
Putin stressed the similarity of positions of Russia and China to resolve the situation on the Korean Peninsula: “regarding the Korean Peninsula, our position, as the diplomats say, are close or completely coincide. Rather the second one.” “We have initiated the so-called “road map” settlement of the situation on the Korean Peninsula,” the President added. He also noted China’s actions aimed to resolve the situation. “We are very excited about this and will do all we can to support it”, – Putin said. He said that the Russian-Chinese “road map” solution to the problem is “the next stage is the deepening of relations between all countries, which are responsible for this discharge.”