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North Korea has shipped containers that might maintain tens of millions of artillery shells to Russia, a prime South Korean official has stated, permitting Vladimir Putin to keep up his assault on Ukraine as Kyiv’s shares of ammunition dwindle.

South Korean protection minister Shin Wonsik instructed reporters that North Korea is estimated to have despatched about 6,700 containers to Russia, accelerating the tempo of shipments since Mr Putin held a summit with Kim Jong Un in September, Yonhap News reported Tuesday. The containers might maintain about three million rounds of 152 mm shells, Mr Shin stated.

Russia in return is offering North Korea with meals, uncooked supplies and elements utilized in weapons manufacturing, Mr Shin stated. The meals help has helped Mr Kim stabilise costs for requirements, he stated, including if the arms transfers develop, Russia is ready to ship extra navy expertise to North Korea, which might enhance Pyongyang’s skill to threaten the area.

The Ukrainian chief stated his nation believes North Korea has transferred 1.5 million artillery shells to Russia and an unknown variety of missiles, including that Pyongyang is poised to proceed offering weapons.

While North Korea and Russia deny any arms transfers, imagery from industrial satellites has proven about 4 cargo vessels shuttling between North Korea’s Najin port close to the Russian border and the the Russian port of Dunay, a former Soviet submarine port about 180 kilometers away. The White House stated it has tracked a few of these shipments as they traveled by rail throughout Russia to be saved in depots in Russia close to Ukraine.