Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov
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MOSCOW, January 5. /TASS/. Russia considers a step in the right direction of restoring the special ties between the DPRK and the Republic of Korea and the willingness of the parties to direct contacts. This was stated on 5 January, TASS Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov.
“First of all, of course, we note with satisfaction the readiness of Seoul and Pyongyang to hold direct contacts, he said. Hotline is a useful and important tool of de-escalation in emergency circumstances. We believe that this is a step in the right direction.”