February 25, 2024

Russia gifts drones and supplies to North Korea in likely sanctions violation

Reported weapons exchange during Kim Jong Un’s trip falls short of US predictions but may just be a first step

Russia reportedly gifted drones, military uniforms and bulletproof vests to North Korea, according to state-run TASS on Sunday, likely violating U.N. Security Council (USNC) sanctions in the process. 

Primorsky Krai governor Oleg Kozhemyako appeared to confirm the transaction on his official Telegram channel. In a video posted on Sunday, the governor said he would give North Korean leader Kim Jong Un six drones and a drone control system.