Russia buys North Korea’s weapons

Russia buys North Korea’s weapons
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Islam News – According to the New York Times, Russia is buying millions of shells and rockets from North Korea, according to newly declassified U.S. intelligence. The purchase is a sign that Western sanctions have forced the Kremlin to turn to pariah states for military supplies.

North Korea, which is strapped for currency, appears to be a willing partner, though any deal to buy its weaponry would be a violation of U.N. resolutions. The disclosure also comes days after Russia received initial shipments of Iranian-made drones, some of which U.S. officials said had mechanical problems.

And it may not be just weapons: North Korea may send workers in the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine to assist with rebuilding war-torn areas.

Context: North Korea has been one of the few countries to vocally back Russia’s invasion, blaming the conflict on Washington. In July, it recognized the independence of the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

China: Moscow had hoped that Beijing would be willing to buck export controls and continue to supply its military. But even though China has bought Russian oil at a discount, it has not yet tried to sell military equipment or components.

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