Kim Jong Un to visit Russia this month: Kremlin

Kim Jong Un to visit Russia this month: Kremlin

North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnSatellite photos indicate North Korea expanding uranium enrichment The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - What do Manchin and Sinema want? North Korea says recent missiles were test of 'railway-borne' system MORE will visit Russia later this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

The Kremlin said in a statement that Kim will visit the country “in the second half of April” on an invitation from Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinCourt finds Russia was behind 2006 poisoning of ex-spy in London Google employees criticize removal of Navalny app Third Russian charged in 2018 nerve agent attack on ex-spy in England MORE but did not provide further details, the AP reported.

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The event would mark a rare meeting between the two leaders, the AP noted.

Moscow said last month that Kim and Putin confirmed they would meet, but the details had yet to be finalized.

"There is no clarity now. The contacts have been ongoing through diplomatic channels. Indeed, this visit is on the agenda and there was an invitation," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at the time. "We hope that in the near future the exact date and venue will be agreed on through diplomatic channels."