Russia ready to help solve Korean peninsula tension

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in have held a telephone conversation to discuss a number of issues, including those involving North Korea, the Russian Presidential Office said.

The two leaders emphasized on the importance of finding ways of settling the crisis by political and diplomatic means. President Putin said Russia is willing to play a constructive role in dealing with North Korea's nuclear threat. South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he wants to soon begin talks between the North and the South as well as the six-party talks. Earlier in the day, Moon spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He asked them to help in curbing North Korea's nuclear program and received their commitment to do so.

Source: VOV5