23 Apr 2019 17:26

Kim Jong Un expected to arrive in Russia's Far East on Wednesday morning - source

VLADIVOSTOK. April 23 (Interfax) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive at the Russian border station of Khasan on board an armored train at about 10:00 a.m. local time on April 24, an informed source told Interfax.

"The border should be crossed by 10 o'clock in the morning at the earliest. Certain information indicates that Kim Jong Un will get off in Khasan, making a stopover there," the source said.

The North Korean leader might also visit "Kim Il Sung's hut," it said.

The House of Russian-Korean Friendship, also known as Kim Il Sung's hut, was built in Khasan in the run-up to former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung's visit to the USSR in 1986.

Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il called at this building on their way to Russia during their visits.

The media reported earlier that Kim Jong Un would depart from Pyongyang on a train on Tuesday to arrive in Vladivostok on Wednesday. The 700-kilometer distance takes about 10-15 hours to cover.

The media also said that Kim and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet at the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University on Russky Island in Vladivostok on April 25.

Putin will be making a stopover in Vladivostok on his way to the One Belt, One Road forum due in Beijing on April 26-27.