The United States recently released evidence photos claiming that North Korea had delivered weapons to the Russian mercenary group Wagner, which North Korea belatedly denied.

Even so, North Korea is emphasizing solidarity with Russia.

Ahn Jung-sik, a reporter specializing in North Korea, reports.


North Korea has again denied the rumors of an arms trade between North Korea and Russia through a statement by Kwon Jeong-geun, director-general of the U.S. Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It has been eight days since the United States presented satellite photos of trains between North Korea and Russia as evidence on the 21st, claiming that North Korea provided weapons and ammunition to the Russian mercenary group Wagner.

North Korea said, "It is unacceptable to disparage the image of North Korea by making up things that do not exist."

He also hinted at the possibility of a backlash, such as armed protests, against North Korea, saying, "If you continue to spread false rumors, you will face boring results."

North Korea, which had been silent at the presentation of evidence by the United States, seems to be accumulating justification for provocation by officially denying the arms deal again.

In this statement, which was released two days after the statement by Kim Yeo-jung on the 27th, North Korea criticized the United States for supporting tanks in Ukraine and emphasized solidarity with Russia.

In particular, the expression 'I will always stand in one trench with Russia' mentioned in the discourse by Kim Yeo-jung is an expression that was often used between North Korea and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

It is noteworthy whether the closeness between North Korea and Russia will expand to North Korea's arms supply and Russia's military technology transfer to North Korea.

(Video editing: Lee Seung-yeol)