“The North Korean leader’s program is on the preparatory stage, after that, the preparation will be finalized together with our North Korean friends and only then can we make an official statement,” Peskov told journalists.
Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said December 2014 that Kim received an invitation to attend the 70th anniversary celebrations of the victory over Nazi Germany in WWII in Moscow, and there were signs the high-profile visit would take place.
But Peskov said Friday any further announcements concerning the details of the visit would come from the Korean side:
“This should be announced by the North Korean side. We can’t make any announcements for them in regard to their leader’s program. This would be incorrect.”
Several European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, have declined the invitation citing Russia's alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict.