Russian ship in South Africa arms row appears to aid North Korea weapons trade
Imagery suggests sanctioned Lady R docked at Rason, after US alleged port facilitated arms deal between DPRK and Russia
A sanctioned Russian cargo ship recently accused of transporting weapons from South Africa appeared to visit a North Korean port at the center of alleged arms trade between Russia and the DPRK twice this month, including on Thursday, according to NK Pro analysis.
The Lady R is one of at least three large cargo ships that appear to have participated in the alleged arms deal between Russia and the DPRK, and its identification by NK Pro suggests Russia has been leaning on its own vessels and common sanctions evasion tactics to facilitate the operation.
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