(IntegrityPress.org) – The US claims that North Korea sent over 1000 boxes of military equipment to Russia for their ongoing war in Ukraine. John Kirby, a spokesman for the White House Security Council, confirmed that he received info regarding such transactions.
The White House has released images that show the transit of these containers from North Korea to Russia by sea.
This development has raised concerns in the United States regarding the possibility of Russia returning other forms of support to North Korea in exchange for helping them. John Kirby emphasized that there is ongoing close monitoring to determine whether Moscow will indeed transfer these materials to Pyongyang. Incidents have been observed where Russian ships were seen unloading containers in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), potentially marking the initial delivery of materials from Russia.
Kirby noted that international sanctions have definitely helped to strain Russia economically. He believes that the sanctions are partly why Russia is seeking help from NK. He noted that the US is working closely with its allies to determine how to approach the situation. Recent efforts include putting sanctions on individuals and businesses involved in arms transactions between Russia and North Korea.
Furthermore, John Kirby stressed that these arms transfers infringe upon several United Nations Security Council resolutions. Consequently, the US will actively work alongside its partners to address these arms deals within the United Nations framework.
The US has been actively engaged in efforts to supply Ukraine with additional defensive equipment. Some politicians argue that it is crucial that Congress provides supplemental funding to Kyiv, though this matter is currently facing growing opposition from House Republicans.
Kirby also commented on Russia’s apparent initiation of a new offensive in eastern Ukraine, stating that it was not entirely unexpected. This aligns with prior warnings that President Vladimir Putin aims to extend Russia’s territorial control by occupying more Ukrainian territory.
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