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WP unveils possible number of ballistic missiles supplied to Russia by North Korea

WP unveils possible number of ballistic missiles supplied to Russia by North Korea Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin (kremlin ru)
Author: Daria Shekina

North Korea may have transferred several dozen ballistic missiles to the Russian Federation for strikes against Ukraine, according to The Washington Post.

Today it became officially known that Russia has started launching ballistic missiles at Ukraine, which were provided by North Korea.

"Russia’s deployment of North Korean ballistic missiles, which has not been previously reported, indicates North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s growing support for Moscow’s war effort," the material states.

This also demonstrates Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's ability to rely on outcast countries to compensate for deficiencies in his own arsenal.

How many missiles could Russia have received

"Russia has become increasingly isolated on the world stage and been forced to look to like-minded states for military equipment," said an American official.

According to him, this is the result of sanctions pressure on the Kremlin.

"Our information indicates that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea recently provided Russia with ballistic missile launchers and several dozen ballistic missiles — and Russia has launched multiple ballistic missiles into Ukraine," the official said.

Another official informed the news agency that the North Korean deliveries were short-range ballistic missiles that Russia launched at Ukraine at the end of December and the beginning of January.

North Korea supplying Russia with weapons for war against Ukraine

According to U.S. intelligence, Russian ships have regularly visited the North Korean port of Rason since August. North Korea sent about 2000 containers of weapons to Russia.

Matthew Miller, a State Department spokesman, said the United States expressed concern about military cooperation between Russia and North Korea.

Today, White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby has announced that Russia purchased ballistic missiles from North Korea. They have already been used to strike Ukraine.