North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's private plane was spotted at Vladivostok airport on Monday, July 9, South Korean news agency Yonhap reports.The plane was at the airport for about three hours. It remains unknown whether Kim Jong-un was on board the aircraft or not.
Yonhap assumes that the plane could have brought to Vladivostok the officials engaged in preparations for the North Korean leader's possible visit to Russia as part of the Eastern Economic Forum.
In late May, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov invited Kim Jong-un to visit Russia for the Forum, which will be held in Vladivostok on September 11 to 13. On June 1, an agreement was reached on the private meeting between President Vladimir Putin and the DPRK's leader. It was also reported that the President of Russia might visit North Korea.