Russia is “denting” efforts against N. Korea: Trump

Jan 18, 2018, 6:14 AM EST
Russia is helping N. Korea evade international sanctions, says Trump.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, who showed signs of warming up to Moscow during his early days in the presidential office, lashed out at Russia on Wednesday for apparently helping North Korea evade international sanctions.

Trump accused Russia of “denting” the progress against Pyongyang, accusing the country of filling in the gaps left after China’s distancing away from the hostile Asian nation, notes Reuters.

In a separate development, S. Korea said it will engage with the North with “clear eyes,” amid apprehensions that the latest inter-Korean talks might just be a tactic for Pyongyang to buy more time, writes the BBC.