June 12, 2018 / 12:10 PM / in 4 months

Russia praises Trump's move to end South Korea war games

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry praised U.S. President Donald Trump’s move on Tuesday to end war games with South Korea, saying it was necessary to stop provocative actions to ease tensions on the peninsula.

REFILE - ADDING RESTRICTIONS U.S. President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. Kevin Lim/The Straits Times via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Trump said after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore that joint military exercises with South Korea would be halted.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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