Senior Russian and North Korean diplomats have met in Moscow to discuss the crisis on the Korean Peninsula, media report. She is viewed as a key figure in negotiations with the US and met with a former top American diplomat unofficially this May.
General Lori Robinson, the head of the US Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (or NORAD), said today that this fact was something she is "aware of".
The Russian side acknowledged Pyongyang's stance and said it would work closely with the government in resolving the situation, according to KCNA.
Prior to North Korea's most recent test launch, the US and its allies had 15 minutes' warning before the missile was sacked, suggesting an early intercept is possible if a launch is believed to be a danger.
Russian and North Korean foreign ministry representatives met in Moscow today, and Kremlin said it had sent a clear message to Pyongyang that it was ready to step in to mediate.
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Last week, in his first speech to the UN General Assembly, Mr Trump vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea if it continued to threaten the U.S. and its allies.
"Political leaders in the South should ask the USA with one voice that military options should never be considered", he said.
This comes as North Korea warned the U.S. its "belligerent bravado" will only "erupt our will for revenge", after USA military carried out an exercise close to its border last week. Most analysts describe how China has a deep relationship and can wield influence on the North; however, Russian Federation birthed North Korea under Stalin and still maintains strong economic and cultural ties. The UN Security Council implemented fresh sanctions last week over Pyongyang's sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3.
But in the Korean Peninsula, Russia's increasing involvement is welcomed by one of the US key ally in the region, too.