Russia’s health ministry plans to build vaccines plant in EcuadorBusiness & Economy October 23, 20:19
Cygnus cargo spacecraft docks to ISSScience & Space October 23, 19:44
Whereabouts of several residents of blast-destroyed house in Ryazan not yet establishedWorld October 23, 18:50
Zakharova: no cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 18:29
Russian Minister of Energy: Russia, Saudi Arabia begin new stage of energy cooperationBusiness & Economy October 23, 17:32
Russia not ready to say whether it will cut oil production or freeze itBusiness & Economy October 23, 17:29
Experts probing into situation around cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 17:05
Two bandits killed in special operation in Nizhny Novgorod - sourceWorld October 23, 15:15
S Arabian minister invites Russian counterpart to GCC oil ministers meetingBusiness & Economy October 23, 13:42
MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. Cancelation of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s visit to Moscow for attending festivities on the occasion of the 70th anniversary since victory in World War II will not affect the agreements existing between Moscow and Pyongyang, Russia’s Minister for Development of the Far East, Alexander Galushka told a news conference on Thursday.
"This doesn’t call into question any existing agreements," he said. "I don’t think these things are interconnected in any way," he said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un decided against coming to Moscow for Victory Day celebrations on May 9 citing interior affairs in his country as the reason to cancel the planned visit, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said on Thursday.
"He will not be present [in Moscow]," Dmitry Peskov told journalists. "We were informed of the decision via diplomatic channels. The decision is connected with North Korean domestic affairs."
Peskov did not specify when the scheduled meeting between the Russian and North Korean leaders would take place in the future following the cancelled trip of Kim Jong-un saying that "there are no definite plans at the moment."
The presidential spokesman also rejected allegations that the North Korean leader decided against the visit after Moscow possibly received warnings from some other countries on the inadmissibility of Kim Jong-un’s presence in the Russian capital.
"This is certainly not the case," Peskov said.