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Putin Has a Plan to Avoid War With North Korea and It Does Not Involve Trump
September 6, 2017
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his South Korean counterpart, President Moon Jae-In, about a vision for peace in the Korean peninsula that marginalizes the U.S.
Speaking to the press on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia’s Vladivostok on Wednesday, Putin said Russia couldn’t accept the possibility of a nuclear North Korea but acknowledged that the standoff could not be resolved by sanctions alone.
The risk of a nuclear confrontation on Russia’s doorstep—Vladivostok only lies about 200 miles away from the North Korean missile test site of Punggye-ri—concerns Putin, who has warned about inflammatory rhetoric and supported further dialogue.
Putin called for all parties with a stake in the stability of the Korean Peninsula to support the Russian-Chinese road map, which involves resuming talks that would bring North Korea, China, Russia, Japan, South Korea and the U.S. to the negotiating table.
President Donald Trump and the U.S. top diplomat at the U.N., Nikki Haley, have both repeatedly stated that the time for talking is over. But Putin insisted the road map offered “a practical way, as we see it, to ease tensions and to move gradually toward a settlement on the peninsula.”
And Russia isn’t only after talks, it is also