20 June 2024
The US suspects North Korea sent more than 10,000 containers of ammunition to Russia 0

The US suspects North Korea sent more than 10,000 containers of ammunition to Russia 0

(Dan Tri) - The US accuses North Korea of shipping more than 10,000 containers of ammunition or ammunition-related materials to Russia since September last year.

(Dan Tri) – The US accuses North Korea of shipping more than 10,000 containers of ammunition or ammunition-related materials to Russia since September last year.

North Korean missiles during the military parade in July 2023 (Photo: Reuters).

`Since September 2023, North Korea has transferred more than 10,000 containers of ammunition or ammunition-related materials to Russia,` the US State Department announced on February 23.

North Korea has not yet commented on the above information.

In October last year, the White House revealed that North Korea had transferred more than 1,000 containers of military equipment and ammunition to Russia for use in Ukraine.

The White House said that in addition to ammunition, North Korea also provided Russia with several dozen ballistic missiles, some of which were fired into Ukraine on December 30, January 2 and January 6.

According to US officials, North Korea’s missiles have a range of about 900km and Pyongyang’s support for Russia is a `significant and worrying` escalation.

However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov later affirmed that Western accusations about North Korea supplying weapons to Russia were without evidence.

Mr. Peskov said that Russia will continue to build relations with North Korea.

US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo said on February 22 that the US will impose sanctions on more than 500 targets related to Russia.

Mr. Adeyemo emphasized that sanctions are intended to ensure that Russia cannot access goods needed to make weapons and slow down Russia’s ability to access revenue sources.

The EU this week also approved the third sanctions package against Russia.

The new sanctions mainly target the military and defense sectors, along with the individuals involved as well as members of the judiciary.

The new sanctions also restrict trade in dual-use goods as well as technology and electronic components that could be used by Russia’s military and industrial complex.

Russia has criticized the EU sanctions as illegal.

In January, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and foreign ministers of about 47 other countries including Argentina, Australia, Guatemala, Japan and South Korea, condemned the alleged transfer.

The joint statement dated January 10 accused the sale and supply of weapons between Pyongyang and Moscow in violation of many United Nations Security Council resolutions in effect since 2006 in response to the nuclear weapons program.

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