North Korea is secretly supplying Russia with a signficant amount of ammunition, attempting to disguise the shipments as deliveries to the Middle East and North Africa, National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby told reporters Wednesday.
“We’re not talking dozens here. It’s a significant number of artillery shells,” Kirby said. “This is a sign of not only the degree to which North Korea is willing to continue to bolster support Russia, but a sign of Russia’s own defense articles, shortages and needs.”
The NSC spokesperson refused to give an estimate on the exact amount.