The White House reports that even before Kim Jong Un’s meeting with Vladimir Putin, North Korea transferred a thousand containers of military equipment to Russia. The White House published satellite photos of the transported cargo.
The Pyongyang regime sent more than 1,000 containers of military equipment and ammunition to Russia in September, John Kirby, spokesman for the US National Security Council, said on Friday.
“We condemn the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for providing Russia with military equipment that will be used to attack Ukrainian cities, kill Ukrainian civilians and prolong Russia’s unlawful war,” Kirby said during an online briefing.
He did not reveal details about what the containers contained. He added, however, that according to US information, the regime in Pyongyang is trying to obtain advanced missile technology from Russia in exchange for the transferred ammunition.
North Korea supplies weapons to Russia
The deliveries began before the meeting of the leaders of both countries in Vladivostok, during which the issue of arms agreements between Moscow and Pyongyang was to be discussed.
The White House also sent journalists graphics containing satellite photos of the transports. It shows that between September 7 and October 1, North Korea sent a set of containers to Russia by sea.
The weapons were to be transported aboard a Russian container ship from the Korean port of Najin to the town of Danube in Primorsky Krai in the far east of Russia.
From there, the containers were to be sent by rail to the ammunition depots in Tikhoretsk in the Krasnodar Krai, approximately 290 km from the border with Ukraine. One load was supposed to contain 300 containers, but Pyongyang was supposed to deliver over a thousand of them in total.
Main photo source: MIKHAIL METZEL/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN.RU