Wednesday, September 6
confirmed Russian President Vladimir Putin , said Moscow is still ready to implement trilateral projects with South Korea and with the participation of North Korea .
" Russia does not recognize North Korea's nuclear status, " Putin said during talks with his South Korean counterpart. " Pyongyang 's nuclear missile program violates UN Security Council resolutions, undermines the nuclear non-proliferation regime and creates a threat to security in Northeast Asia."
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"We must not surrender to emotions and push North Korea into the corner," the Russian president said, adding "there is a need to calm down and avoid steps leading to increased tension."
The Russian president called on all partners to "draw attention to the road map that was drawn up with the participation of Russia to settle the situation on the Korean Peninsula ."
For his part, South Korean President Mon Jie En announced that during talks with Putin he agreed on the need to ease the tension on the Korean Peninsula.