April 24, 2024
Analysis

How to decipher conflicting estimates of North Korean artillery aid to Russia

Expert says South Korean figure of 3M shells is likely exaggerated but that DPRK help gives Moscow ‘breathing room’

South Korea and Ukraine offered conflicting estimates this week of how many artillery rounds North Korea has supplied to Russia, raising questions about the extent of Pyongyang and Moscow’s military cooperation.

But while assessing that Seoul’s estimate is likely overstated, one expert said even Ukraine’s lower figure suggests North Korea is playing an important role in supporting Russia’s invasion.

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