“North Korea has never sold weapons to Russia and there are no such plans,” said an anonymous official in Pyongyang’s defense ministry, quoted by the BBC. Earlier, representatives of the US government did not rule out that Moscow might want to replenish its weapons in North Korea.
The statement of the official is quoted by the British broadcaster after the North Korean news agency KCNA. The ministry representative she quoted accused the United States and other “hostile forces” of spreading rumors in order to “achieve their basic political and military goals.”
In early September, the US State Department announced that Russian arms purchases would include “literally millions of rounds of ammunition, rockets and artillery shells.” US authorities have argued that such moves, along with alleged purchases of weapons from Iran, show that Western sanctions make it difficult for Russia to act in the war in Ukraine. Moscow then denied these reports.
“Russia’s Desperation”. He buys weapons from North Korea
U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby later said the orders had not been finalized and there was no evidence that North Korean weapons would be used by Russia on Ukraine.-
Russian-North Korean relations worsened after collapse of the Soviet Unionbut in recent years they have gradually started to warm, which was related to the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West, reminds the BBC.
After Russia’s aggression against Ukraine Kim Jong Un’s regime blamed the US for causing the conflict and accused the West of pursuing a “hegemonic policy” that justifies Russia’s use of force. In July North Korea as one of the few countries, it officially recognized the independence of the separatist republics – Luhansk and Donetsk – in eastern Ukraine, supported by Russia. In answer Kyiv severed diplomatic relations with Pyongyang.
In September, Vladimir Putin in a letter to Kim Jong Un he ensured the development of “comprehensive and constructive bilateral relations”. North Korea she replied that she would deepen “friendly relations” with Moscow.
Ukraine breaks off diplomatic relations with North Korea