Kremlin Denies Weapon Deliveries from North Korea

Russia has rebuffed allegations that North Korea is supplying it with weapons for the war in Ukraine.

As reported by Münchner Merkur, the Kremlin has denied Western claims that North Korea is providing arms to Russia, stating they lack evidence. This was reported by TASS news agency, citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. According to Newsweek, John Kirby, the spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council, disclosed on Friday that North Korea supposedly delivered up to 1000 containers of “equipment and ammunition” to the Kremlin between September 7 and October 1.

This revelation has raised alarm in the White House, with Washington expressing concerns over the expanding military relationship between North Korea and Russia. Kirby indicated that satellite imagery revealed that ships, likely laden with North Korean weapons, had arrived in Russia. “We condemn North Korea for providing this military equipment to Russia,” Kirby stated. Peskov refuted the accusations, stating, “They keep reporting on this – they provide no evidence.” However, according to the news agency, Peskov also acknowledged Russia’s intention to further enhance its relations with North Korea.

Image:, Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin (2019-04-25) 01, CC-BY-4.9, via Wikimedia Commons (image size changed)

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