The Kremlin has confirmed preparations are underway for a historic first summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un.
On Sunday, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported the North Korean leader would travel to Vladivostok as early as next week. The Russian president is due in Beijing for high-level meetings in 26-27 April, and followed that a summit could happen in the days immediately before.
The reports fell in line with earlier comments made by a group of Russian parliamentarians, who had intimated such a visit was planned in the spring.
Speaking at his daily conference with journalists, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov declined to name a date and time for the meeting but did confirm that the presidential administration was actively preparing for such a scenario.
“As soon as there is complete clarity over the timelines and place of the meeting, we will inform you,” Mr Peskov said.