Moscow says Kim Jong-un to visit Russia in late April

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit Russia later this month at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian news service RIA Novosti reported Thursday, citing the Kremlin.

The report did not give further details, including dates or the venue for the summit between Kim and Putin.

Japan's Kyodo News reported that Kim plans to make a three-day visit to Russia beginning on Wednesday. Kyodo said that Kim plans to travel by train and hold a summit with Putin on Russky Island off the city of Vladivostok. A team of North Korean security staffers is scheduled to arrive in Vladivostok next Tuesday.

If the summit takes place, it will be the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in eight years. Kim's father, Kim Jong-il, met Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2011.

Source: VOV5