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Analysts revealed the routes of arms supply to Russia from the DPRK

Feb 29, 2024

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has revealed the routes of North Korean arms supply to Russia.


This is reported by RBC-Ukraine regarding Beyond Parallel.

CSIS examined satellite images taken from August 2023 of large amounts of munitions being transferred between North Korea and Russia.

Vessel traffic continues between Najin in North Korea and the port of Danube and East in Russia, analysts said. It is reported that more than 2.5 million artillery shells and other ammunition were transported during these flights.

"Since August 2023, at least 25 different visits have been made to Nagin to load munitions from North Korea that were being shipped to Russia. In addition, at least 19 'dark vessels' - vessels with their AIS systems disabled to avoid detection from the outside - visited the port of Vostochny in Russia both for unloading and loading containers from the port," analysts said.

According to CSIS, the infrastructure of the Tikhoretsk Ammunition Depot, the Mozdok Ammunition Depot, and Yegorlytska Airfield (Rostov Oblast), which has been converted into an ammunition depot to store ammunition closer to the front lines, is being actively expanded.

The North Korean port of Najin was used to ship ammunition to Russia. From the end of August 2023 to the beginning of February 2024, analysts observed the movement of a vessel for transportation to and from Russia 49 times. The spacers were made to the Danube port (Primorsky Krai).

From mid-October 2023 to early February 2024, at least 19 vessels, with detection systems disabled, visited the port of Skhidny and unloaded containers.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 29/02/2024

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