Russia's use of North Korean missiles in Ukraine confirmed - Defense Express
Valerii Riabykh, development director of the media and consulting company Defense Express, said that there is evidence that Russia has used missiles made in the DPRK to attack Ukraine
He told about this on Espreso TV
"Our company has received some confirmation that Russia is indeed using DPRK-made missiles to attack the territory of Ukraine. This has already happened twice. One of these missiles fell near Zaporizhzhia, and the other was used in the Kharkiv direction. Now, as far as I understand, it is difficult for experts to establish the exact type of missiles. However, everything suggests that these may be KN-23 missiles," said Riabykh.
According to the expert, the North Korea's KN-23 missile is a rather serious weapon of destruction
"It should be noted that the KN-23 missile is very similar to the Russian Iskander missile. They are identical in terms of parameters and dimensions. The North Koreans were able to master and produce similar missiles very quickly. In fact, the KN-23 is a very serious missile that can carry a 500 kg warhead," he added.
- ISW said that after the massive attack on January 2, Russia will continue to experiment to adapt to the capabilities of Ukrainian air defenses.
- Ukraine's mobile air defense fire groups have enough missiles to repel several powerful Russian attacks. Ukraine will then need additional Western assistance.
- Yuriy Ihnat said that as of January 5, the Ukrainian Air Force could not confirm that Russia had used missiles from North Korea.
- Also, Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the UN, Serhiy Kyslytsya, said that members of the UN Security Council are going to discuss the supply of ballistic missiles to Russia from the DPRK.