Putin called the pressure on North Korea

The problem of the DPRK’s nuclear programme can only be solved through dialogue, said Vladimir Putin in his article in advance of participation in the BRICS summit. Pressure on Pyongyang, the President of Russia called “path to nowhere”. He also said that Moscow and Beijing have developed a “road map” for overcoming the crisis on the Korean Peninsula.

Moscow in favour of closer foreign policy coordination of BRICS countries, primarily in the UN and the “Group of twenty”. This was stated by Vladimir Putin in his article published by the leading media ahead of the summit. The meeting will be held in the Chinese Xiamen 4 and 5 September, reports “TV Center”.

Special attention of the Russian leader has given to the fight against terrorism. Vladimir Putin noted improvement of the situation in Syria, which was achieved thanks to the efforts of Russia. Turning to the countries of BRICS, the President urged “not in words, but in reality to form a broad anti-terrorist front”. Putin also spoke about Moscow’s position on the Korean Peninsula.

“In Russia’s view, the expectation is that you can stop the nuclear missile program of the DPRK solely by the pressure on Pyongyang, incorrect and futile. It is necessary to solve the problems of the region through direct dialogue of all interested parties without preconditions. Provocations, pressure, aggressive and insulting rhetoric — a road to nowhere. Together with Chinese colleagues, we have developed a “road map” settlement on the Korean Peninsula, designed to promote a gradual reduction of tensions, the establishment of a mechanism of lasting peace and security,” the President said.