US analysts are alarmed by the sharp increase in railway traffic between the Russian Federation and the DPRK after a meeting between the leaders of the two countries
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un recently visited Russia, where he met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. US analysts are alarmed by the sharp increase in the volume of rail freight traffic between the Russian Federation and the DPRK after the meeting of the leaders of the two countries.
This is evidenced by the results of satellite observations obtained by the American Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS).
The research organization's material refers to photographs that were taken near the Russian-North Korean border at the Tumangan checkpoint on October 5. Satellites spotted at least 73 railroad cars there. American analysts called this number “unprecedented”, since over the past five years more than twenty cars have never been observed there at the same time.
In addition, railway containers with unknown contents were spotted at the station warehouse. Researchers from the United States note that such containers have never been here before.
They concluded that there has been a significant increase in rail traffic from North Korea to Russia. In their opinion, this indicates the beginning of deliveries weapons and ammunition from North Korea for the Russian military. But since the cargo was covered with a tarpaulin, they do not say this with complete confidence.
American analysts consider their version very probable, since, in their opinion, at the meeting between Putin and Kim Jong-un, the main topic was military-technical cooperation between Russia and the DPRK.
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