VLADIMIR Putin has heaped praise on “brave” Donald Trump ahead of the US’s highly anticipated meeting with North Korea in Singapore on June 12, it has emerged.
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump Putin recently admitted him and the billionaire 'regularly talk over the phone' The Russian leader declared the Republican firebrand was “brave and mature” ahead of the summit and insisted he was expecting a “positive outcome”.
Putin recently admitted him and the billionaire “regularly talk over the phone” and both work together well at tackling issues of terrorism.
The leader said in a recent phone call with Mr Trump the matter of a potential arms race was brought up.
He said: "Donald said he was worried about the possibility of a new arms race."
Putin declared he “fully agreed” with the President a new arms race between the two superstates could break out.
However, he expressed hope both leaders would desperately attempt to prevent any such instance ever occurring.
He went on: "I fully agree with him -- however, to prevent a possible arms race, we should think about it, we should do something about it, give corresponding instructions to our Foreign Ministry and the US State Department.”
Donald Trump’s historic summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has not been straightforward - the US pulled out of the meeting a fortnight ago before deciding to partake again.
When cancelling the meeting, Trump lambasted North Korea’s “anger and open hostility” in what appeared to reignite fears of World War 3 between Washington and Pyongyang. But further meetings revived the possibility of the summit before the President announced the meeting was back on.
US outrage came after North Korea launched a scathing attack at Vice President Mike Pence and hinted at the prospect of nuclear war between the two countries.
The Republican firebrand is seeking to achieve a nuclear deal with Pyongyang as part of an effort to push Kim to give up his nuclear weapons.
Vladimir Putin The leader said in a recent phone call with Trump the matter of a potential arms race was discussed Kim Jong-un Donald Trump is set to meet with Kim Jong-un on June 12 However, the President has admitted achieving such a lofty goal could take more than one meeting.
Amid anticipation for the US-North Korea meeting, it emerged Russia had invited Kim Jong-un to the eastern superstate.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, revealed the despot received an invite to an economic forum in the city of Vladivostok in September.
The invitation came mere days after Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, visited Pyongyang.