Putin praises ‘positive’ deal between Seoul & Pyongyang in phone call with S. Korean president

Russia will keep contributing to mending ties between South and North Korea, President Vladimir Putin told his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in in a phone call on Sunday, according to the Kremlin press service. The leaders assessed commitments reached during the Friday summit between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “positive,” particularly noting the common goal of complete denuclearization on the peninsula. Putin highlighted the “importance of further efforts of all parties involved [in a] political and diplomatic solution.”