Russia arms talks with North Korea ‘actively advancing’

SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia is in secret, active talks with North Korea to acquire a range of munitions and supplies for Moscow’s fight in Ukraine, the White House said Wednesday.

‘Arms negotiations between Russia and the DPRK are actively advancing,’ White House National Security spokesman John Kirby said, adding that a key focus of the talks was artillery ammunition for Moscow’s forces.

Kirby noted that despite its denials, North Korea supplied infantry rockets and missiles to Russia last year for use by the privately controlled Wagner military group.

He said that recently Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had traveled to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — North Korea — seeking to acquire additional munitions for the war.

‘Since that visit, President (Vladimir) Putin and the leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong Un, have exchanged letters pledging to increase their bilateral cooperation,’ Kirby told reporters…”

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