Western press: North Korea can supply Russia with a significant amount of ammunition in exchange for food
According to Western analysts, as a result of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's visit to Russia, an agreement may be signed that involves the supply of Soviet-style ammunition, of which the DPRK has significant stocks.
In an article published in the American edition of Bloomberg, it is suggested that in exchange for the supply of ammunition, Russia can offer food to North Korea, as well as help in building a nuclear submarine and deploying spy satellites. The US State Department considers the conclusion of such a deal very likely.
The West also assumes that the task of the delegation sent by China to the DPRK on the eve of Kim Jong-un's visit to Russia is to agree on some points regarding possible military cooperation between the countries.
The US authorities threatened Pyongyang with the expansion of sanctions in case of supplies weapons Russia. Also, the State Department and the White House consider it highly likely that such a deal will be concluded.
The American edition of CNN previously reported that the Deputy Representative of the US State Department, Vedant Patel, noted that against the background of the upcoming meeting between Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, negotiations regarding military supplies are actively ongoing.
Patel added that, in his opinion, preliminary agreements on the supply of artillery ammunition to Russia from North Korea had already been concluded during a visit to Pyongyang by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
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