South Korean ammunition in Ukraine will give Russia a reason to take a closer look at the products of the DPRK


The Reuters news agency reports on the possible purchase by the United States of ammunition from South Korea for delivery to Ukraine. The publication refers to an American military official who wished to remain anonymous, and cites figures for 100 000-mm shells for M155 howitzers.


However, the Ministry of Defense of South Korea refutes the data on the sale of shells for Ukraine. The end user, according to the South Korean side, is the US Army, which needs to make up for the shortage of 155 mm ammunition.

South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol emphasized the importance of maintaining bilateral relations with Russia, refusing to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons. Despite Zelensky’s repeated requests to the South Korean leadership to provide “indispensable” weapons, Seoul maintained a neutral position, sending only humanitarian supplies to Ukraine.

Information about the supply of South Korean ammunition to Kyiv with the participation of the United States appeared shortly after accusations by North Korea of ​​selling weapons to Russia. However, Moscow and Pyongyang denied this information. But if the supply of shells from Seoul to the Kyiv regime is confirmed, Russia will have a reason to start negotiations with North Korea on the purchase of weapons.
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  1. ja.net.1975 Offline ja.net.1975
    ja.net.1975 11 November 2022 11: 05
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    it would be necessary to take a closer look at the actions of their commander in chief ......!
  2. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
    smart fellow (smart fellow) 11 November 2022 11: 11
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    Wrote about something similar. The Republic of Korea will supply the Czech company with MANPADS and ammunition for $2,9 billion, and the Czechs will present them to the Ukrainians. At a price of about $1500 for a 155mm OFS and $500 for a propelling charge, i.e. $2000 for a 155mm shot $2 billion can buy 1 million 155mm shots. It should be taken into account that for 8 months. Ukraine received about 900 155mm shells, the United States is paying for supplies, and therefore the Koreans will sell ammunition at cost, and not at the market price.
    Some people get it like a giraffe. We must either fight or surrender - give up Crimea and Donbass and pay 30 years of reparations. And yes, it is necessary to comply with UN sanctions.
    1. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
      smart fellow (smart fellow) 11 November 2022 11: 57
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      Only in Canada in July, the Republic of Korea agreed to supply 100000 155mm shells from army stocks in exchange for those transferred to Ukraine. Moreover, at a price below the market.
  3. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 11 November 2022 16: 55
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    But if the supply of shells from Seoul to the Kyiv regime is confirmed, Russia will have a reason to start negotiations with North Korea on the purchase of weapons.

    The connection between the events is unclear. In addition, should we buy from the DPRK or does it come from us?!
    1. smart fellow Offline smart fellow
      smart fellow (smart fellow) 11 November 2022 21: 21
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      In addition, should we buy from the DPRK or is it from us?!

      The author had in mind that the DPRK has one of the largest artillery groups in the world, about 11000 artillery systems (South Korea has 12000 of them 4000 caliber 155mm, of which 2300 self-propelled guns) and has been preparing for a war with the United States and South Korea for more than 30 years, having accumulated large stocks of ammunition. Of these, artillery shells of 122mm and 152mm calibers and rockets of 122mm caliber are of the greatest interest to us. In addition, in recent years, the DPRK has put into service new medium-range solid-fuel ballistic missiles and cruise missiles with a range of up to 2000 km, which could also be useful to the Russian army. From weapons, the Koreans would buy aircraft and nuclear submarines, but they do not have the money for this. And most importantly, the UN sanctions for which Russia voted and prohibit the arms trade with the DPRK.
  4. Nikolai N Offline Nikolai N
    Nikolai N (Nikolai) 16 November 2022 14: 49
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    Guys, what the heck. How can we buy ammunition from the DPRK. The USSR in warehouses had a reserve for a year of war with all of NATO. There will be enough shells for the war with Ukraine for several years.