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North Korea ships “7,000 containers of military aid to Russia”

South Korea claims that North Korea has sent around 7,000 containers of munitions and military equipment to Russia since last year.
Russian soldier saying “North-Korean friends” supplies 122mm rockets, having better precision and firing range than Russia’s. Screenshot from a Twitter video.
North Korea ships “7,000 containers of military aid to Russia”

South Korea has claimed that North Korea has sent approximately 7,000 containers filled with munitions and military equipment to Russia since last year, Sky News reports. Defense Minister Shin Won-sik made the comment during a news conference, just hours after the South Korean military reported that North Korea had fired short-range ballistic missiles into its eastern waters.

Russia is increasingly leaning on military imports from authoritarian nations like Iran and North Korea in its war against Ukraine. North Korea supplies the full range of artillery munitions and some short-range ballistic missiles. The first debris of a North Korean missile was earlier documented in northeastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv City.

Mapping North Korea’s discreet artillery ammo route to Russia

Mr. Shin stated that North Korea initially used ships but has now increased the use of its railways for cross-border arms supplies. He added that Pyongyang has likely received over 9,000 containers of aid in return for military support.

North Korean arms transfers to Russia estimated over 500,000 artillery rounds in two months, OSINT group says

The US and South Korea have previously accused North Korea of sending shells and military aid to Russia during the war, allegations that both Russia and Pyongyang have denied.

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