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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yeltsin For One Korea

MOSCOW () -- President Boris Yeltsin said in a message to North Korean President Kim Jong Il that Russia supports the idea of reunifying North and South Korea, Itar-Tass said Friday.

"Russia supports the Korean people's desire for a peaceful, democratic reunification of Korea and favors the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula and a productive dialogue between North and South," Yeltsin said in a letter to Kim, Itar-Tass reported.

The message was conveyed to Kim's Vice President Li Jong Ok by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Ignatenko, who headed a Russian delegation to Pyongyang this week.