He said White House -Friday- In north korea supplied Russia Recently, it has acquired ballistic missiles and launchers for use in its war against… UkraineThis is based on recently declassified intelligence information.
US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby described the matter as a “major and disturbing escalation,” and indicated that the United States would impose additional sanctions on those who facilitate these arms deals, pointing out that his country would raise this development in the United Nations Security Council.
The White House did not say what type of missiles Pyongyang sent to Moscow, but Kirby said they had a range of about 900 kilometers, and published an illustration that appeared to show KN-23 and KN-23 short-range ballistic missiles. 25″.
For his part, Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said today, Friday, that Russia bombed Ukraine with missiles supplied by North Korea for the first time since the beginning of the war.
North Korea has been subject to a UN arms embargo since it conducted its first nuclear bomb test in 2006.
Moscow and Pyongyang previously denied concluding any arms deals, but last year they pledged to strengthen military relations between them.
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, followed by international rejection and economic sanctions on Moscow, which stipulates that to end its operation, Kiev abandons plans to join military entities, which the latter considers “interference” in its sovereignty.