Russia fired North Korean ballistic missile at Kyiv: it was shot down, wreckage found
It is difficult to determine whether it is a KN-23 or KN-24 missile, but Kyiv has also been the target of Russian ballistic missile attacks in which weapons from the DPRK were used
During one of the recent Russian missile attacks on Kyiv, at least one North Korean ballistic missile was fired. Its debris was found by residents of the capital, who took pictures of it and sent them to the editorial office of Defense Express.
They show a rather large fuselage fragment. It has markings that are quite uncharacteristic of Russian missiles, which were attempted to be erased.
A fragment of a North Korean missile found in Kyiv Photo: Defense ExpressMarking missiles with large serial number is typical only for the DPRK. And by putting long numbers on missiles, Pyongyang is most likely trying to create the illusion of a huge number of such missiles in its arsenal. At the same time, the Russian Federation does not put serial numbers on missiles in this way at all.
A fragment of a North Korean missile found in Kyiv Photo: Defense ExpressIt is currently difficult to identify the wreckage and say whether it was a KN-23 or a KN-24. After it was shot down, the wreckage is likely to have been scattered over a fairly large area. And, as in the case of the North Korean missile strike on Kharkiv, the identification of the fragments is complicated by the banal lack of information. Because until now, these missiles from the DPRK have not left the country, except when they fall into the sea.