North Korean leader Kim's intention to participate in victory celebrations in Moscow confirmed

North Korea has officially confirmed its leader Kim Jong-un's intention to participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in Moscow in May, 2015, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Interfax.

North Korea has officially confirmed its leader Kim Jong-un's intention to participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in Moscow in May, 2015, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Interfax.

"The North Korean leader's participation has been confirmed, and we are getting ready for his arrival," Peskov said.

A number of other leaders have also confirmed their intention to come to Moscow in May, he said.

"We will inform the public as the celebrations draw nearer," he said.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had said earlier in January that Russia had received "a positive signal" in response to its invitation to Kim Jong-un to visit Moscow to take part in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the victory.

The Kremlin had also said earlier that about 20 foreign leaders had given their consent to come to Moscow to attend the victory celebration ceremonies.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama indicated in December that he would not attend the events.

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