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UN confirms that Russia hit Kharkiv with North Korean missile - Reuters

UN confirms that Russia hit Kharkiv with North Korean missile - Reuters Illustrative photo: the UN proved Russia's use of North Korean missiles (missilethreat csis org)
Author: Daryna Vialko

The United Nations has confirmed the use of North Korean Hwasong-11 missiles by Russia. In particular, they were used to strike Kharkiv in January, according to Reuters.

According to the agency, in early April, three observers monitoring the implementation of UN sanctions against North Korea, which prohibit the import and export of military technology to the DPRK, traveled to Ukraine to inspect missile debris. They found no evidence that the missile was made in Russia.

"Such a location, if the missile was under control of Russian forces, would probably indicate procurement by nationals of the Russian Federation," the observers wrote in a report available to the agency.

As it was stated in the report, Ukraine's information indicates that the missile was launched from the territory of Russia.

A missile strike on Kharkiv by North Korean missile

On January 2 of this year, the Russian forces launched a missile attack on Kharkiv.

Afterward, the spokesman for the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office, Dmytro Chubenko, told reporters that the enemy used a North Korean-made missile to launch the attack.

Oleksandr Kovalenko, a military and political observer of the Information Resistance group, said in a commentary to RBC-Ukraine that Russia could have used a KN-23 missile.

Read more about North Korean missiles in the material of RBC-Ukraine.