Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un met for the first time in Vladivostok's Far Eastern Federal University ahead of their summit on Thursday.

Kim and Putin are expected to discuss North Korea’s nuclear programme, the easing of sanctions and further reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Talks between Kim and US President Donald Trump aimed at easing sanctions on North Korea in return for North Korea abandoning its nuclear programme collapsed in Hanoi in February.

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