North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed for Russia on Wednesday (April 24) morning by private train, state media reported.
The North's official news agency KCNA released still photographs of Kim being seen off at Pyongyang railway station by high-ranking officials and residents.
Kim was accompanied by senior officials including Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, KCNA said.
North Korean leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday (April 25) in the Russian Pacific port of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program, a Kremlin official said. (Reuters)