Kim Jong Un: North Korea leader appears headed to Russia to meet Putin
By Derek Cai
BBC News, Singapore
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un appears to have started his journey to Vladivostok for a summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
The armoured train that Mr Kim uses for foreign visits appears to have departed, South Korean media reported citing a government official.
The meeting is expected to take place as early as Tuesday local time.
Russian news agency Interfax has reported earlier that Mr Kim is expected to visit "in the coming days".
If the summit with Mr Putin pushes through, it will be the North Korean leader's first international trip in more than four years, and the first since the pandemic.
The two leaders will likely discuss the possibility of North Korea providing Moscow with weapons to support its war in Ukraine, a US official earlier told the BBC's US partner CBS.