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Russia to buy rockets and artillery shells from North Korea: US

A recently downgraded US intelligence discovery indicates that the Russian Defense Ministry is buying millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea for its ongoing fight in Ukraine.

A recently downgraded US intelligence discovery indicates that the Russian Defense Ministry is buying millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea for its ongoing fight in Ukraine.

The Russian Defense Ministry is buying millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea for its ongoing fight in Ukraine, according to a recently declassified discovery from US intelligence.

A US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence determination, said on Monday that Russia’s turn to the isolated state of North Korea demonstrates that “the Russian military continues to suffer severe supply shortages in Ukraine, due in part to export controls and sanctions.

US intelligence officials believe the Russians may seek to purchase additional North Korean military hardware in the future. The discovery of the intelligence was first reported by The New York Times.

The discovery comes after the Biden administration recently confirmed that the Russian military took delivery of Iranian-made drones in August for use on the battlefield in Ukraine.

The White House said last week that Russia had encountered technical problems with Iranian-made drones acquired from Tehran in August for use in its war with Ukraine.

Russia recovered Mohajer-6 and Shahed series unmanned aerial vehicles for several days last month in what the Biden administration says is likely part of a Russian plan to acquire hundreds of Iranian drones from use in Ukraine.

North Korea has sought to strengthen relations with Russia as much of Europe and the West have pulled back, blaming the United States for the Ukraine crisis and decrying the ” hegemonic policy” of the West as justifying military action by Russia in Ukraine to protect itself.

The North Koreans have expressed interest in sending construction workers to help rebuild Russian-occupied territories in the east of the country.

North Korea’s ambassador to Moscow recently met with envoys from two Russian-backed breakaway territories in Ukraine’s Donbass region and expressed optimism for cooperation in the “area of ​​labor migration work,” citing the relaxation of his country’s pandemic border controls.

In July, North Korea became the only nation besides Russia and Syria to recognize the independence of the territories, Donetsk and Luhansk, aligning itself more with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.