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North Korea said never supplied weapons or ammunition to Russia

North Korea has said it has never supplied weapons or ammunition to Russia and has no plans to do so.

This is stated in the statement of the representative of the Ministry of Defense of the DPRK, writes "Europeyska Pravda" with reference to Reuters .

"Recently, the US and other hostile powers have spoken of 'violating the resolution' of the UN Security Council by spreading 'rumors of arms trade' between the DPRK and Russia... We have never exported arms or ammunition to Russia before, and we have no plans to export them," - the statement says.

US State Department Deputy Spokesman Vedant Patel said earlier this month that Russia is "procuring millions of missiles and artillery shells from North Korea for use in Ukraine."

Calling it a "potential purchase," White House national security spokesman John Kirby later clarified that "there is no indication that the purchase has been completed, and certainly no indication that these weapons are being used inside Ukraine."

The United States also accuses Iran of supplying drones to Russia for use in the war in Ukraine, which Tehran denies.

Any agreement to purchase weapons from North Korea is a violation of UN resolutions aimed at prohibiting the proliferation of weapons from Pyongyang.

It was previously known that Russia received "hundreds" of drones from Iran , which can be used during its full-scale invasion of Ukraine - despite Washington's calls to Tehran not to do so.

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