The Russian President advised all the parties to keep composure.
During the negotiations with President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, RF President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia does not recognize the nuclear status of DRPK, Correspondent.net reports quoting Interfax.
“I confirmed our principled position to Mr. Moon Jae-in: we do not recognize the nuclear status of North Korea. Pyongyang’s missile nuclear program seriously violates the resolutions of UN Security Council, disrupts the non-proliferation regime, poses threat to security in North-Eastern Asia”, Putin said after the negotiations with President of South Korea.
RF President also emphasized that the sanction pressure on Pyongyang will not help solving DPRK’s problem.
“It is clear that it is impossible to solve the problems of the Korean peninsula with just sanctions and pressure”, Putin added and advised all the parties to keep “composure and avoid steps, leading to escalation of tension”.
Previously, at the follow-up press conference to the BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, Putin confirmed that North Korea has nuclear weapon and reminded that Moscow condemns DPRK’s nuclear tests, considering them to be provocative.