The US accuses North Korea of ​​secretly supplying Russia with weapons for the war in Ukraine  News of Kharkiv and Ukraine

The US accuses North Korea of ​​secretly supplying Russia with weapons for the war in Ukraine News of Kharkiv and Ukraine

The US accuses North Korea of ​​secretly supplying Russia with artillery shells for the war in Ukraine and hiding where they are being transported.

This is reported by CNN with reference to intelligence data, writes Public.

U.S. officials say the secret deliveries from North Korea, as well as drones and other weapons bought from Iran, are further evidence that even Moscow’s conventional artillery arsenals have been depleted during the eight months of fighting.

According to CNN, North Korea is trying to hide the supply, creating the impression that the ammunition is being sent to countries in the Middle East or North Africa.

The latest intelligence comes about two months after the U.S. intelligence community said it believed Russia was buying millions of missiles and artillery shells from North Korea for use on the battlefield.

“North Korea denied in September that it intended to supply munitions to Russia,” National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said in a statement to CNN.

At the same time, he says that the US has information that the DPRK is secretly supplying a significant amount of artillery shells for the Russian war in Ukraine, hiding the true purpose of the supplies.

Officials have not provided evidence to support the new allegations. The declassified intelligence also did not provide details on how many weapons are part of the supply or how they will be paid for.

“We will continue to monitor whether those supplies are coming in,” Kirby said, noting that Russia continues to rely on countries like North Korea and Iran for support in its war against Ukraine.

Two weeks ago, the director of US national intelligence, Avril Haynes, claimed that “export controls” were forcing Russia to turn to countries like Iran and North Korea for supplies, including drones, artillery shells and missiles.

Kirby said that supporting Iran and North Korea “will not change the course of the war” and the US remains committed to providing security assistance to Ukraine.

“But now the supplies could help Russia strengthen an important part of its military effort: brutal front-line artillery,” CNN points out.

U.S. officials have said they will work to uncover and counter supplies to Russia from Iran and North Korea, and will target the networks that enable those supplies. And yet they did not clearly explain how exactly they plan to do this.

Fuente: atn.ua

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