Putin urged to stop intimidating the DPRK
Moscow. May 15. INTERFAX.RU — Russia considers unacceptable as rocket and nuclear tests by North Korea and considers it necessary to return to negotiations with Pyongyang, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I want to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of nuclear powers and, in particular, at the expense of the Korean Peninsula due to North Korea”, — Putin said at a press conference following his visit to China.
“No nuclear or missile tests are unacceptable, need to get back to dialogue with the Democratic people’s Republic, to stop intimidating her and to find ways of peaceful solution of these problems,” he said.
The President also noted that the recent North Korea’s missile launch did not pose a threat to Russia.
“In terms of this particular launch, immediately after launch, the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation has told me about what happened (…) to us Directly from the start not represented a threat,” — said Putin.
North Korea on Sunday launched a ballistic medium-range missiles. She flew about 700 km and fell into the sea of Japan. The defense Ministry reported that the DPRK launched a rocket landed 500 km from the territory of Russia. As stated in the Department, “there is no danger of the Russian Federation this missile launch is not represented”.