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a clear message to the United States from Vladivostok you're not the only show in town the previous election president Vladimir Putin hosted Kim Jong hoon on Thursday on a Russian island in a display of global clout supposedly US president Donald trump's talks with Kim on Pyongyang's nuclear program broke down two months ago and now the supreme leader is keen to explore other options especially ones that helped lift the weight of international and US sanctions on lotus Christian low in Moscow says Russia an ally of Pyongyang wants to be back at the table of any peace to loosen up enough pressure is kind of back in the game and I think that %HESITATION let me put to the Russian president is exploiting that and he's using this summit to show the world that Russia can again have a decisive influence over what happens %HESITATION with North Korea and is a major player on the world stage , Kim rolled across the border in his on the trade Wednesday with high hopes it was the two leaders first face to face meeting the former Soviet Russia and communist North Korea a neighbors and old friends , behind the bonhomie and closed doors not on the question was how much Putin could give Kim want support for economic development and diplomatic backup to end sanctions Russia sells oil and gives aid to North Korea but it supports the sanctions regime despite long sessions and the garlic dinner the talks ended with no official statement from the the site where Russia differs from seven nine states Russia is very firmly set against trying to push towards regime change but ultimately Russia's still signed up to the international consensus over North Korea that sent out to many many %HESITATION United Nations Security Council resolutions which say that location not be developing its nuclear weapons program , %HESITATION and that if it does that it will be subject to sanctions Russia shows no readiness to tool to break with that the Kremlin wants a resumption of the long standing six way talks on the nuclear program and when you don't know which was sidelined by trump's diplomatic push that fifteen set off to the summit he didn't know if the time was right Kim's hopes for more dramatic support soon look likely to be frustrated