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North Korea ramps up coal smuggling at sea near China and Russia: UN report
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North Korea ramps up coal smuggling at sea near China and Russia: UN report

Member state tells Panel of Experts that DPRK illegally exported 800K tons of coal in Q1, a fourfold increase from 2022

North Korea ramps up coal smuggling at sea near China and Russia: UN report
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin November 6, 2023
North Korea appears to blow past oil cap using illicit transfers at sea: Report
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North Korea appears to blow past oil cap using illicit transfers at sea: Report

Information provided to UN Panel of Experts suggests DPRK likely exceeded 500,000 barrel limit in first five months

North Korea appears to blow past oil cap using illicit transfers at sea: Report
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin November 1, 2023
New ship joins alleged North Korea-Russia weapons trade operation: Imagery
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New ship joins alleged North Korea-Russia weapons trade operation: Imagery

Vessel is largest of four that have been seen transfering containers at Rason Port near border with Russia

New ship joins alleged North Korea-Russia weapons trade operation: Imagery
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 31, 2023
North Korea illicitly added 14 ships to fleet, mostly from China: UN report
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North Korea illicitly added 14 ships to fleet, mostly from China: UN report

Panel of Experts indicates DPRK has now acquired 52 vessels since 2020 in violation of international sanctions

North Korea illicitly added 14 ships to fleet, mostly from China: UN report
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin October 30, 2023
South Korean navy assists North Korean boat stranded north of maritime border
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South Korean navy assists North Korean boat stranded north of maritime border

ROK says navy provided food and water to crew who wished to return to DPRK before North Korea towed vessel back

South Korean navy assists North Korean boat stranded north of maritime border
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim October 30, 2023
North Korean trains in alleged Russia arms deal pass through key weapons hub
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North Korean trains in alleged Russia arms deal pass through key weapons hub

Satellite images reveal route of trains carrying distinctive cargo to Rason, highlighting factories that may be involved

North Korean trains in alleged Russia arms deal pass through key weapons hub
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 25, 2023
What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine
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What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine

Moscow has an array of options to pay back the DPRK, from tourism and food aid to assistance that breaches UN sanctions

What Russia could give North Korea in exchange for weapons to use in Ukraine
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll October 24, 2023
Major Russian container port tied to alleged North Korea weapons trade: Imagery
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Major Russian container port tied to alleged North Korea weapons trade: Imagery

NK Pro analysis shows Angara ship visited Vostochny port between trips to DPRK, suggesting it’s a 2nd base for operation

Major Russian container port tied to alleged North Korea weapons trade: Imagery
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin | Colin Zwirko October 23, 2023
How Russia used lookalike ships to conceal suspected North Korea arms trade
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How Russia used lookalike ships to conceal suspected North Korea arms trade

Vessel tied to weapons deals rendezvoused with doppelganger, in likely shell game tactic to throw off sanctions monitors

How Russia used lookalike ships to conceal suspected North Korea arms trade
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin October 20, 2023
Russian ship in South Africa arms row appears to aid North Korea weapons trade
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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

Russian ship in South Africa arms row appears to aid North Korea weapons trade
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin | Colin Zwirko October 19, 2023
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