Train From North Korea Detected Crossing Russia Border, What Is Transported?

Train From North Korea Detected Crossing Russia Border, What Is Transported?
Train From North Korea Detected Crossing Russia Border

Moscow - A train passes from North Korea (North Korea) to Russia on Friday (11/4/2022). The movement of the train was detected two days after the United States (US) admitted to having information indicating Pyongyang was secretly supplying artillery shells to Russia.

A commercial satellite imagery company, Project 38 North, which monitors North Korea's developments, said it was the first time such train movement was observed on the route in years.

Earlier, Russia's veterinary service reported that a train had crossed the border into North Korea carrying horses. "It is impossible to determine the destination of the train from imagery, but the crossing took place amid reports of arms sales from North Korea to Russia and general expectations of a resumption of trade between the two countries," 38 North said in a statement.

The report said that at 10:24 am local time (0124 GMT) three covered train carriages were seen on the Korean side of the border, and at 13:10 pm. local time (0410 GMT) appears to be in Russia behind the locomotive, about 200 meters from the end of the railway bridge. At 2:29 p.m. (0529 GMT) the locomotive and three carriages were seen on track at Russia's Khasan Station, about 2 km (1.2 miles) from the border, and three smaller covered carriages, or possibly containers in flat cars, parked on the side. the train just arrived at a nearby track.

“Whether the material transfer is in progress, cannot be determined. And, the parked locations of this train series may not be related," the report said. Earlier, the White House said Washington had information showing North Korea was secretly supplying Russia with "significant" artillery shells for its war in Ukraine and was seeking to obscure the shipments by channeling them through countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

In September, North Korea said it had never supplied weapons or ammunition to Russia and had no plans to do so.

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