« North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was seen boarding his personal train on Sunday, before departing for Russia where he is scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin.
Still images show Kim waving to government officials and members of the armed forces on a station platform in Pyongyang.
According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim left for Russia with a delegation of key party officials.
On Monday, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for talks within the next few days.
“It will be a full-blown visit, with talks between the two delegations, and afterwards, if need be, the leaders will continue to communicate one-on-one. Also, a formal dinner is planned on behalf of the president of Russia in honour of the North Korean guest, » he said during an interview.
According to reports, the North Korean leader will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 13 in Vladivostok as the city hosts the Eastern Economic Forum.
In late July, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu visited North Korea to strengthen military ties between the two countries. »