North Korea has transferred a large consignment of weapons and ammunition to Russia, the White House has claimed.
"North Korea has supplied Russia with more than a thousand containers of military equipment and ammunition," the Associated Press quoted John Kirby, the Coordinator for Strategic Communications of the White House National Security Council, as saying during a press briefing on Friday.
The US presented a series of satellite images to the press showing the transfer of military equipment, Reuters reports.
The photographic evidence indicates that a Russian-flagged vessel facilitated the transportation of ammunition from North Korea to a Russian port.
Subsequently, the cargo was transported via rail to a storage facility situated near the southwestern border of Russia.
The reported delivery period spans from September 7 to October 1, according to Washington's findings.
By posting one of the satellite images displayed during the briefing, Fox News journalist Jacqui Heinrich revealed the delivery route.
Other big news, via KIRBY -— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) October 13, 2023
The US now has proof North Korea provided arms for Russia to use in Ukraine - and released images of containers moving into Russia by ship.
"North Korea has provided Russia with more than 1000 containers of military equipment and munitions," he said. pic.twitter.com/08YyineIU8
"We condemn the DPRK for providing Russia with this military equipment, which will be used to attack Ukrainian cities, kill Ukrainian civilians, and continue the illegal war unleashed by Russia," Kirby said during the press briefing.
Back in early October, the analytical project Beyond Parallel reported a significant surge in cargo traffic between Russia and North Korea following Kim Jong-un's visit to Russia.
Kim Jong-un's visit to Russia, occurring in mid-September, included meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Western media and governmental officials speculated that this visit may be connected to negotiations regarding arms supplies.
You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter