North Korean ballistic missiles used in 9 attacks on Ukraine, affirms U.S. at UN
Russian-backed forces fired North Korean-made ballistic missiles at least nine times on Ukrainian soil
This was stated by Robert Wood, Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs for the United Nations in the United States, as reported by Suspilne.
Wood stated that Russia and North Korea must be held accountable for their actions, violating UN Security Council resolutions, and that these illicit arms transfers and potential technology exchanges from Russia to North Korea jeopardize regional stability, and the global non-proliferation regime, and erode confidence in the Security Council.
He emphasized Russia as the sole aggressor in the conflict and urged it to end the war immediately. Ukraine is committed to pursuing a just and lasting peace in line with UN Charter principles.
- Recent reports from Vadym Skibitskyi revealed that North Korea delivered around one million 122 mm and 152 mm artillery shells to Russia.
- Conflict Armament Research (CAR) independently confirmed that the missile used in the January 2 attack on Kharkiv originated from North Korea.
- Kyrylo Budanov later disclosed Russia's plans to negotiate with North Korea for increased arms supplies, with a particular emphasis on ammunition.