According to US Ambassador to NATO Julian Smith, Pyongyang wants to receive other military technologies from Russia in exchange for ammunition – fighter jets, surface-to-air missiles, armored vehicles, equipment for the production of ballistic missiles and other weapons.
The United States has data, supported by satellite imagery, indicating that North Korea has shipped over a thousand containers containing ammunition to Russia. This was announced by US Ambassador to NATO Julian Smith at a briefing.
“We have new information that the DPRK recently supplied additional weapons to Russia for use in the war against Ukraine. According to our information, the DPRK transferred more than a thousand containers of military equipment and ammunition to the Russian Federation,” she said.
According to Smith, the United States strongly condemns North Korea for transferring to Russian authorities weapons that are undoubtedly intended to attack the people of Ukraine, its cities, and to participate in Russia’s illegal war.
It was also noted that there were satellite images showing the movement of these containers from North Korea to Russia via cargo ships.
According to her, the United States believes that Pyongyang is seeking to exchange the supply of ammunition for other military technologies from Russia. Perhaps on this “wish list” Pyongyang is considering obtaining fighter jets, surface-to-air missiles, armored vehicles, equipment for the production of ballistic missiles and other weapons.
Smith stressed that the United States will continue to monitor the situation and identify any attempts to supply weapons to Russia.
Previously, November 14, Focus wrote about what North Korea receives from Russia in exchange for weapons. According to analyst Sean Bell, Pyongyang’s military cooperation with Moscow is emboldening North Korea and could begin to change the balance between North and South Korea.
On November 12, Defense Express observers reported that North Korea is supplying Russia with the full range of its artillery ammunition, including shells for cannon artillery and rockets for multiple launch rocket systems.