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US and China talk on Russian-North Korean military cooperation

US and China talk on Russian-North Korean military cooperation Photo: Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un (

The US representative discussed military cooperation between Russia and North Korea with his Chinese counterpart the other day, according to the US State Department.

"US Senior Official for the DPRK Dr. Jung Pak held a videoconference on February 21 with PRC Special Representative on Korean Peninsula Affairs Liu Xiaoming," the message reads.

The officials are said to have discussed North Korea's increasingly destabilizing and escalating behavior, as well as its deepening military cooperation with Russia.

The US State Department reminded that cooperation contradicts numerous resolutions of the UN Security Council.

The US representative emphasized the need for all UN member states to fulfill their obligations and fully implement the UN sanctions regime against North Korea.

North Korea helps Russia with missiles

In December last year, the coordinator of the National Security Council of the White House, John Kirby, said that Russia bought ballistic missiles from North Korea. They have already been used for attacks on Ukraine.

At the beginning of January, information appeared that the occupiers had hit Kharkiv with North Korean missiles. Later, the prosecutor's office confirmed this and provided details.

In an interview with RBC-Ukraine, the representative of the GUR of the Ministry of Defense, Vadym Skibytsky, said that North Korea actively supplied the Russian Federation with ammunition throughout the fall. According to intelligence estimates, the Russian army could receive about a million shells from the DPRK.