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Alexander Kovalenko: Will North Korean weapons change the course of the war in Ukraine for Russia?

06 Nov, 2022
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Alexander Kovalenko: Will North Korean weapons change the course of the war in Ukraine for Russia?

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The observer noted that if the Russian Federation agreed with North Korea on the supply of ammunition, this would partially solve its problems.


Earlier it was reported that a train from North Korea arrived in Russia the other day. What exactly the DPRK handed over to the aggressor country has not yet been reported. However, a train from North Korea arrived in Russia for the first time in several years; previously, such activity was not noticed.

Deliveries of ammunition from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to Russia will not critically affect the situation in the combat zone in Ukraine. They will only situationally, and not wholly and entirely, solve the problems that have arisen in the Russian Federation with a growing shortage of weapons.

"If Russia really agreed, then this would partly solve its problem with the shortage of BC. But partly," Alexander Kovalenko, a military-political observer for the Information Resistance group, is sure.

According to him, the DPRK has a reasonably extensive range and stocks of ammunition for artillery, and the main problem is delivery.

"The only rail link between North Korea and Russia is the Druzhba bridge, that is, just one logistical artery … The current shortage of ammunition in the combat zone in Ukraine began to arise among the Russian troops, not when the ammunition began to run out, this will never happen completely, and when the shoulder for the supply of ammunition began to increase. Now the main flow of ammunition comes from the Central and Eastern Military Districts of the Russian Federation … Ulan-Ude and Ussuriysk, 6 thousand km and 10 thousand km to the border of Ukraine? Middle light. North Korean ammunition will actually overcome this path. More than 10,000 km to Ukraine. That is, these deliveries will not solve the problem with the delivery shoulder."

According to the expert, one echelon from the DPRK can deliver ammunition for about 10,000 rounds, enough for Russian troops for half a day.

Kovalenko believes that the Russian command is in such a desperate situation that it is ready to drive ammunition from North Korea, if only to maintain the fire potential of its troops somehow.


The Odessa Journal

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