North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left Pyongyang on Wednesday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. As a Russian government advisor announced on Tuesday, the two should meet on Thursday in Vladivostok to talk about the controversial nuclear armaments of North Korea. It would be the first Russian-North Korean meeting since Kim's rise to power in 2011. Kim may be seeking support for North Korea's economic development. A second summit meeting with US President Donald Trump was canceled in February in Hanoi with no tangible results. North Korea wants a relaxation of US sanctions and had last publicly tested weapons for the first time in quite some time.