Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called on North Korea to stop its provocative behavior and respect U.N. Security Council resolutions banning its nuclear and missile tests.
During the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia's Far East port city of Vladivostok, Putin also said that Russia has "various channels" with North Korea and will use such channels to help address the ongoing nuclear standoff with the North.
"Russia is against the proliferation of nuclear arms," he said. (Yonhap)
President Park Geun-hye (left) and her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shake hands during their summit on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Saturday. (Yonhap)