A US intelligence report has revealed that Moscow would be in the process of purchasing weapons, specifically artillery shells and rocketsto North Korea, according to the newspaper New York Times.
This information has become known after other investigations by the Biden Government confirmed that the Russian army has already started using Iranian-made droneswhich came into use last August.
US officials were able to confirm to New York Times that all this information is quite accurate: “The Russian Defense Ministry is in the process of buying millions of rockets and shells North Korean artillery for use on the battlefield in Ukraine,” an official said in an email response to the newspaper. Reuters.
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The official assured that these negotiations with their partners indicate that the Russian military “continue to experience severe supply shortages in Ukrainedue in part to export controls and sanctions.
“We fear that Russia going to try to buy a lot more north korean military equipment in the future,” said this official who wanted to remain anonymous.
New York Times ensures that sources close to the US government say that these acquisitions show that led sanctions have already begun to affect and reduce Russia’s ability to sustain its invasion of Ukraine, what Moscow calls a “special military operation”.
The new report that has now become known does not provide concrete details about what Russia could have acquired, beyond talking about artillery shells and rockets.
As we mentioned earlier, a US official told Reuters that the Iranian-made drones that Russia had bought had suffered “numerous failures” but that, even so, Most likely, Moscow is planning to acquire hundreds of these Mohajer-6 and Shahed series unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)..
Ukraine recently launched counteroffensives in several places, including around Kherson, which Russia has occupied since the beginning of the invasion. During the preparation for those attacks, Ukrainian forces have attacked Russian supply areasincluding those containing artillery and ammunition.
Relations between North Korea and Russia have become closer as Moscow’s international isolation due to the war in Ukraine has been consummated. In fact, Pyongyang was the only nation, along with Russia and Syria, to recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed republics of Luhansk and Donetsk.and have received in their territory representatives of these independence territories.