North Korea did not send weapons to Russia, dictator Kim Jong's sister claimed


North Korea-Russia relations are improving even as North Korea is locked in separate conflicts with the US over its growing nuclear program and Russia over its long war in Ukraine. Foreign experts say that North Korea feels that the weapons stockpile will increase its strength in future diplomacy with America.

Kim Yo Jong.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister again denied today (Friday) that her country has exported any weapons to Russia. He described outside speculation on the North Korean-Russian arms deal as the most absurd. Let us tell you that America, South Korea, and others have continuously accused North Korea of supplying artillery, missiles, and other weapons to Russia for the war in Ukraine in exchange for military technology and economic aid. Both North Korea and Russia have repeatedly rejected it.

Foreign experts believe North Korea's recent series of artillery and short-range missile tests were meant to test or advertise weapons it was planning to sell to Russia.

Design to attack Seoul

Kim Yo Jong described the assessment of North Korean-Russian relations as the most absurd. He said that we have no intention of exporting our military technical capabilities to any country or opening them up to the public. He said North Korea's recent weapons tests were conducted solely as part of the country's five-year weapons production plan launched in 2021. He said that the recently tested weapons have been designed to attack the South Korean capital Seoul.

Use of Weapons

Kim Yo Jong said that we do not hide the fact that such weapons will be used to prevent Seoul from inventing any useless idea. In March, South Korean Defense Minister Shin Wonsik said North Korea had sent about 7,000 containers filled with munitions and other military equipment to Russia since last year. In return, Shin said North Korea has received more than 9,000 Russian containers filled with aid.

Investigation of missile debris

In January, US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that missiles supplied by North Korea had been fired at Ukraine. At the time, Ukrainian officials also said that an investigation of the wreckage of a missile found in its northeastern Kharkiv region showed that the weapon was likely North Korean.

Russia supported first

Any arms trade with North Korea would violate multiple UN Security Council resolutions. Which Russia had earlier supported. In May, the White House also said that Russia was sending refined petroleum to North Korea at levels exceeding UN Security Council limits.