Putin denounced Pyongyang's sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on Sunday, saying Russian Federation did not recognise North Korea's nuclear status.
He also said it was "ridiculous" that the United States first slapped Russian Federation with sanctions carried in the same bill that penalised North Korea, and "then asked us to help impose sanctions on North Korea".
Early this morning, a report published by Asia Business Daily claimed North Korea was spotted moving an ICBM, supposedly in preparation for another missile test.
"Everybody wants to get this dangerous situation resolved, and bring this reckless, dangerous, provocative regime to its senses without conflict", Turnbull said.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in sought to find common ground with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to prevent the situation on the Korean peninsula from spinning out of control.
"The recent self-defense measures by my country DPRK are gift package addressed to none other than the USA", said North Korea's ambassador to Switzerland, Han Tae Song. "Russia also has around 30,000 North Korean workers total".
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"There's no chance of talks progressing without increasing pressure", he told reporters in Tokyo.
North Korea has been seen readying another launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could come before it marks the anniversary of its founding on September 9.
Mr Moon, a liberal who took office in May, had initially showed a preference for a diplomatic approach on North Korea, but his government has since taken a harder stance as the North continued its pace in weapons tests.
The American plan to close the three diplomatic facilities followed Moscow's order for nearly half of United States personnel to leave their positions in Russian Federation and the seizure of two U.S. diplomatic properties in response to expanded sanctions passed by Congress.
Experts say the distance and trajectory achieved in recent missile tests show that North Korea's claims to be able to hit the U.S. could be legitimate.
The nation's navy also began live-fire drills involving 20 vessels - exercises that will continue through Saturday. History has shown only too well that the vacuum created in the aftermath of USA - United Kingdom intervention can often create something far more risky. Last year, North Korean trade with China totaled $3 billion.
It's "very naive" to ask whether he's disappointed in the US leader because "he's not my bride, and I'm also not his bride or groom", Putin told a news conference at the BRICS summit in Xiamen, China, on Tuesday.