June 02, 2023

Russia ‘in process’ of buying North Korean ammunition for Ukraine war, US says

US officials confirm media reports but give no indication DPRK has already shipped artillery shells and rockets

Russia has asked North Korea for ammunition for use in the war in Ukraine, U.S. government officials said Tuesday, confirming media reports that Moscow seeks to purchase millions of DPRK rockets and artillery shells.

Spokespersons for the Defense and State Departments said Russia is in the process of purchasing the ammunition but did not indicate that North Korea has made any cross-border munitions shipments.