North Korea denies exporting weapons to Russia for Ukraine war
Why it matters
The allegations, if true, would be a violation of United Nations sanctions. The denial by North Korea and Russia's denial of the allegations are significant in the context of the ongoing Ukraine war and the international sanctions regime against North Korea.
What the papers say
All sources report on North Korea's denial of allegations that it has exported weapons or ammunition to Russia to aid in the Ukraine war, while accusing the US of spreading rumours to tarnish its image. The sources differ in the level of detail provided and the extent to which they report on Russia's denial of the allegations.
How we got here
The US had previously claimed that Russia approached North Korea to buy ammunition to strengthen its military. Moscow denied the allegations and called them fake. The allegations, if true, would be a violation of United Nations sanctions.
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North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.
Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Covering an area of 17,125,200 square kilometres, it is the largest country in the world by area, spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth's in
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest country in Europe after Russia, which it borders to the east and north-east.
The United States of America, commonly known as the United States or America, is a country mostly located in central North America, between Canada and Mexico.
The Korean Central News Agency is the state news agency of North Korea. The agency portrays the views of the North Korean government for both domestic and foreign consumption. It was established on December 5, 1946 and now features internet coverage.