The British newspaper “Daily Mail” revealed an agreement taking shape between Russia and North Korea, in which Pyongyang will support Moscow in Ukraine in exchange for supplying it with energy and grain, to alleviate a stifling economic crisis in the country.
According to the newspaper, Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering resorting to North Korean leader Kim Jong un to help him in the Ukraine war, through an agreement that includes “providing energy and grain in exchange for 100,000 North Korean soldiers.”
The newspaper quoted the “Regnum” news agency that North Korea has made it clear through diplomatic channels that in addition to providing builders to repair war damage, it is ready to supply a large combat force that will be deployed in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
In the same context, a defense expert in Moscow, Colonel Igor Korotchenko, confirmed to Russian state television: “We should not be ashamed to accept the hand extended to us by Kim Jong-un.”
“If the North Korean volunteers with their artillery systems, their great experience in counter-batteries and multiple launch missile systems, made in North Korea, want to take part in the conflict, well, let’s give the green light to these volunteers,” Korotchenko added.