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north Korea's supreme leader crossed his country's border a Wednesday arriving to a warm welcome from Russian officials Kim Jong un is set to meet president Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok on Thursday and discussed the north's nuclear stalemate with the United States this comes up to his talks with US president Donald Trump broke down in February because the two couldn't reach an agreement about north Korea's weapons off his arrival on Wednesday Kim told the Russian Korean friendship house in costs sun which was built the head of a nineteen eighty six visit by his late grandfather Russia remains one of the north key allies during this trip he will be looking to seek assistance from Putin as US and international sanctions continue to squeeze Pyongyang , footage from north Korean state media showed Kim's departure from the north setting off as a crowd of officials and citizens chit away according to experts Russia is unlikely to relax any of the U. N. sanctions it voted to slap on the north however has joined China in calling for a roll back of punishment for North Korea , in recognition of steps Pyongyang has taken to limit its weapons testing Washington is even accused Russia of cheating on sanctions in February Reuters reported that a Russian tanker had made repeated violations of sanctions transferring fuel to a north Korean ship until may twenty eighteen