Earlier on Wednesday, the Russian president warned against cornering North Korea, and reiterated Moscow's stance that sanctions against the regime in Pyongyang would not help resolve the problems on the Korean peninsula.
The target was set considering the distance to the North's test site and the exercise was aimed at practicing precision strikes and cutting off reinforcements, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
China on Thursday signalled it would support the United Nations taking further measures against North Korea following the test.
SHAPIRO: Delegates from other countries said the focus needs to be on diplomatic, not military, responses.
Abe sought to get the support of Moscow to strengthen pressure on Pyongyang, as Russian Federation is a veto-wielding member of the U.N. Security Council and has close ties with North Korea, but the Japanese official refrained from commenting on Putin's response.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called North Korea's defiant nuclear programme the "most serious crisis" the world faces and appealed to the fractured Security Council to unite to meet the threat.
People in China and South Korea felt a tremor over the weekend.
He also noted Russian Federation only shipped about 40,000 tons of oil to the North a year, according to Yoon.
Putin said it was "ridiculous" that the United States first slapped Russian Federation with sanctions carried in the same bill that penalized North Korea, and "then asked us to help impose sanctions on North Korea".
Many of them told me they still believe that reunification on the Korean Peninsula is a historical inevitability, though they admitted that no one knows how traumatic or successful it would turn out to be.
The Moon-Putin summit came amid growing concerns over North Korea's apparently evolving nuclear and missile capabilities.
The day after the rogue nation's most powerful nuclear test, the United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting.
"What people in South Korea worry about most is whether the United States will defend South Korea at a time when the U.S. mainland is under threat (by North Korean missiles)". Since the beginning of the year, the communist regime has conducted 14 missile launches.
The draft text takes aim directly at North Korea's leadership with a freeze on leader Kim's assets as well as those of the ruling Worker's Party of Korea and the government of North Korea.
South Korea has lashed back, blasting K-pop music, local radio and global news in hopes of reaching the ears of northern soldiers.
They also agreed to expand their countries' bilateral trade to US$30 billion in 2020 from $25.8 billion in 2014.
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