Ukraine is claiming that North Korea is already supplying Russia with ammunition.
“We can say that cooperation continues between North Korea and Russia,” Andrii Yusov, representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine, said in an interview with Ukrainian state media on Wednesday. He added that such intel between the countries is being intercepted and recorded.
Russian requests are mainly for projectiles for artillery and MLRS, Yusov said, referring to rocket launchers.
“This is an important factor that will be felt on the battlefield, unfortunately,” he said, adding that Ukraine is working on a proper reaction to such cooperation.
Yusof did not provide any evidence that North Korea is already supplying weapons to Russia nor has CNN verified any such supplies.
The comments come after United States officials warned that Russia and North Korea could make a potential arms deal that could see Pyongyang provide weapons for Moscow.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Vladimir Putin met on Wednesday in Russia’s Far East.
Afterward, Putin was asked if he discussed military-technical cooperation with Kim.
The Russian leader acknowledged certain restrictions in place, which he said Moscow fully complies with, but admitted there are areas open for discussion and consideration.