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Potential assistance Russia may provide to North Korea to engage in war disclosed

26 October, 2023 Thursday
13:36

A cooperation agreement has been formed between Russia and North Korea, with the latter receiving ammunition from the Russian Federation for its participation in the war against Ukraine

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This information comes from the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain.

The report highlights that North Korean ammunition has already been transported to military storage facilities in western Russia, despite previous denials.

British intelligence expresses concerns that if North Korea continues to sustain its current level of military shipments, which has surpassed 1,000 containers in recent weeks, it could soon become one of Russia's primary foreign arms suppliers, alongside Iran and Belarus.

British intelligence sources suggest that while the exact details of Russia's commitments to North Korea remain uncertain, it is improbable that the entire aid package has been finalized. This is likely a significant topic of discussion during recent high-level visits by Russian officials to North Korea.

The assistance package is expected to encompass financial support, other economic aid, the sharing of military technology, and cooperation in advanced fields like space technology.

Collaboration between Russia and North Korea

White House spokesperson John Kirby previously stated that discussions on military cooperation between the two nations were actively progressing. In July, the Russian Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoigu, visited North Korea and engaged with his North Korean counterpart.

In early August, the White House accused Russia of attempting to acquire ammunition from North Korea.

On September 13, a meeting took place between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur region of Russia.

Later, in October, satellite imagery revealed a substantial increase in activity along the Russia-North Korea border.

Subsequently, it was reported that from September 7 to October 1, North Korea delivered 1,000 containers of military equipment and ammunition to Russia.

In a joint statement, the foreign affairs heads of the United States, South Korea, and Japan asserted that North Korea was supplying military equipment and ammunition to Russia, potentially in exchange for nuclear and ballistic missile technology.

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