“The world has turned its back on Russia, forcing Putin to humiliate himself and go to North Korea to continue his illegal invasion. He must beg for help.” — Grant Shapps, head of the British Ministry of Defence, wrote in X.
As the British politician added, North Korea's support for Russia must end. He added: “Together with our partners, we will make North Korea pay a heavy price for its support of Russia.” — The Minister concluded the entry.
North Korean ships sail into the Danube River
North Korea regularly supports Vladimir Putin's regime in its invasion of Ukraine. As The Washington Post revealed in the fall of 2023, two ships are operating the route between the North Korean port of Rajin and military installations in the coastal Danube settlement of Primorsky Krai in the Russian Far East. From August to October alone, units were scheduled to make at least five round trips.
What were the ships transporting? This is unknown. US intelligence indicated that at least one ballistic missile was launched from North Korea during recent missile attacks on Ukrainian cities. Washington also warns that Russia is close to reaching an agreement with Iran on more short-range missiles.
We explain why Russia is looking for such strange allies
Moscow is moving closer and closer to the wall, and because of the sanctions, it must look for regimes that agree to contract arms supplies to the Kremlin. This request comes from, among other things: from an analysis of Russian unexploded ordnance and its nameplates.
As Bloomberg reported, Putin's army is using missiles manufactured in September and October. In practical terms, this means that Moscow is no longer using its stockpiles but rather existing production to fight the war with Ukraine.
Source: Twitter.com, The Washington Post, Bloomberg
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