Russia in talks with N Korea to get munitions for Ukraine war: White House

North Korea munitions (sanctions on Russia and north Korea)

Russia is in secret, active talks with North Korea to acquire a range of munitions and supplies for Moscow’s fight in Ukraine, the White House has said.

“Arms negotiations between Russia and the DPRK [North Korea] are actively advancing,” White House national security spokesman John Kirby said on Wednesday, adding that a key focus of the talks was artillery ammunition for Moscow’s forces.

Kirby noted that despite its denials, North Korea supplied infantry rockets and missiles to Russia last year for use by the privately controlled Wagner military group.

At the United Nations, the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea and Japan said in a joint statement that “Russia is negotiating potential deals for significant quantities and multiple types of munitions from the DPRK to be used against Ukraine,” they said.

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