North Korea’s foreign ministry has dismissed reports that it has supplied munitions to Russia as “baseless” and denounced the United States for supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine.
“The false report of the media that North Korea supplied ammunition to Russia is atrocious nonsense and deserves no comment or explanation,” a ministry spokesman said on Friday in a statement released by Korea’s official Central News Agency, using North Korea’s official name.
“The DPRK has not changed its principled stance on the issue of ‘arms deals’ … with Russia, which never took place,” the North Korean spokesman added.
He also clarified that it is the United States that “causes bloodshed and destruction to Ukraine by supplying it with various types of lethal weapons.”
It has been reported that i media Japanese reported in earlier that North Korea shipped ammunition, including artillery shells, in Russia last month by rail. The White House confirmed on Thursday that Pyongyang had delivered an initial shipment of weapons to a private Russian military company.
A shipment of rockets and missiles
According to the White House, a Russian private military company, the Wagner Group, has received a shipment of rockets and missiles for infantry forces from North Korea to help bolster Russian forces in Ukraine.
In turn, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the owner of Wagner, denied this and described it as “gossip and speculation.”
North Korea has tested an unprecedented number of missiles questyear, including an ICBM designed to reach the US mainland, in defiance of international sanctions.
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