North Korea has again called for a peaceful settlement with South Korea following months of tension and deadly incidents.
Moscow has called for the resumption of talks between both South and North Korea in the hopes of easing tensions between them.
Russia insists that North Korea should come back to non-proliferation regime as a non-nuclear state, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksey Borodavkin has said.
The crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program can be solved through diplomatic methods, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has said, despite recent tension with Pyongyang.
The North is likely to stage its third nuclear test next year, according to a report made public by South Korea’s Foreign Ministry Research Center.
As South Korea continues to stage its military exercises, North Korea says it is prepared to respond with a nuke-fuelled “sacred war.”
Russia says it will continue its diplomatic efforts to help ease the tense situation on the Korean peninsula. However, a new series of South Korean war games on Thursday has only fueled the conflict between the two Koreas.
The Korean sides should exercise restraint, responsibility and avoid escalation of tension in the region, said the deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Department.
South Korea has carried out live-fire military exercises on an island close to the border with North Korea, despite threats of retaliation from Pyongyang.
Winzavod is set to break the ice between North Korean art and international audiences in the Russian capital.
South Korea plans to stage live fire-drills on the same island that was shelled last month in an exchange of fire with the North.
Russia is hosting separate talks with North and South Korean representatives over the current tense situation on the Korean Peninsula.