Soon after his arrival next Wednesday, Presidents Moon and Putin are expected to discuss ways to increase bilateral cooperation, including developing Russia's Far East, as well as resolving the North Korean nuclear issue and establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Russian President Vladimir Putin blasted USA attempts to pressure North Korea over its nuclear missile program Friday, stating the two countries are "on the verge of a large-scale conflict" as a result.
"Threats, pressure and insulting and militant rhetoric are a dead end", a statement from his office said, adding that heaping additional pressure on North Korea in a bid to curb its nuclear program was "wrong and futile".
"It is essential to resolve the region's problems through direct dialogue involving all sides without advancing any preconditions (for such talks)", Putin wrote.
USA heavy bombers and stealth jet fighters took part in a joint live fire drill in South Korea on Thursday, intended as a show of force against the North, Seoul said.
He said Russian Federation and China 'have created a roadmap for a settlement on the Korean Peninsula that is designed to promote the gradual easing of tensions and the creation of a mechanism for lasting peace and security'.
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On Monday, North Korea, which sees joint war games between the United States and South Korea as preparations for invasion, raised the stakes by firing an intermediate-range missile over Japan.
The agency added that the US and South Korea were "taken aback" by North Korea's recent missile launch, the country's "first military operation in the Pacific".
Last month, the UN Security Council unanimously agreed to impose more restrictive measures on Pyongyang, banning exports of coal, iron, lead, and seafood, the news channel recalled.
The exercise was created to "strongly counter North Korea's repeated ballistic missile tests and development of nuclear weapons", the official said.
US President Donald Trump, subsequently tweeted: "The US has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years".
September 9 is the anniversary of North Korea's founding and government.
Putin's comments, first reported by Reuters and CNN, come just hours after the USA and South Korea took part in a joint mock bombing raid on the Korean peninsula.