Russia summit: North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets with Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images
Russia's President Vladimir Putin told a news conference after his summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un Thursday he'd speak with President Trump about what they discussed, saying "there are no secrets."
Details: After Putin and Kim met for the first time on Russky Island, near the port city of Vladivostok, in Russia's far east, for the summit, Putin said Russia welcomes Pyongyang's efforts to normalize relations with South Korea and the United States, but he said North Korea needs security guarantees before it gives up its nuclear program.
The big picture: Putin called the talks "thorough," saying they committed to stronger ties and discussed "the situation on the Korean Peninsula." Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said earlier he hoped Russia would "consolidate the positive trends" stemming from President Trump’s meetings with Kim, AP reports. Kim's summit with Trump in Hannoi ended without a deal in February.