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Active preparations underway for Putin-Kim Jong-un meeting

Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said that Moscow had proposed several sites for the talks between the two leaders and active coordination was in progress

MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Active preparations are underway for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

"I can confirm that active preparations are being made for a possible meeting between Putin and Kim Jong-un," Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told the media on Wednesday. Asked if such a meeting might take place in Vladivostok next week, Ushakov replied, "It can take place at any venue, active preparations are being made."

He added that Moscow had proposed several sites for the talks between the two leaders and active coordination was in progress.

"For now I cannot say anything about a date," Ushakov said, when asked when Russian and North Korean leaders were likely to might.

Earlier, South Korean television channel KBS said Kim might arrive in Vladivostok for a summit meeting with the Russian president on April 23.