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Russia buys weapons from North Korea, says US
Intelligence

Russia buys weapons from North Korea, says US

Russia is buying weapons from North Korea, in a sign that Moscow is struggling to cope with the brunt of Western sanctions, US officials said. Declassified American military intelligence indicates that the Kremlin is purchasing large numbers of rockets and artillery shells from Pyongyang for use in Ukraine. An unnamed official confirmed the development to Reuters after the story first appeared in The New York Times. Russia "continues to suffer from severe supply shortages in Ukraine, in part due to export controls and sanctions," the US official said. "We hope Russia can try to purchase additional North Korean military equipment going forward," they added. Moscow also recently purchased Iranian-made drones to fill a shortage of military equipment, according to US intelligence. The Bi...