Russia and North Korea: A Military Partnership That Can Truly Last or Not?

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Russia - North Korea Relationship


After escalating the conflict in Ukraine, Russia finds itself in need of more ammunition than it can produce or had previously acquired from Iran. Suspicious Russian naval movements have been observed between North Korea and the Russian submarine base in the port of Dunai, near Vladivostok. A recent analysis by the Royal United Services Institute suggests that these movements may involve shipments of ammunition from North Korea to support Russia’s war effort in Ukraine.