Currently the largest supplier of weapons to the Russian army is the DPRK.
Commenting, Kirill Budanov noted that the Russian Federation spends more weapons and more ammunition than it can produce, continues to struggle with quality control. This is the explanation why Russia is looking for arms supply partners. Currently, the largest supplier of weapons to the Russian army is the DPRK, writes the Financial Times.
“They did transfer a significant amount of artillery ammunition. This allowed Russia to breathe out a little.” He added: “Without their help, the situation would have been catastrophic.”
But Russia would prefer not to rely on outside help. “This has always been considered beneath them, this is humiliation,” Budanov explained.
Another problem facing Russia is the labor force. According to Budanov, Moscow is losing as many or even more troops than it can recruit.
Budanov's assistant, Vadim Skibitsky, said that about 1000-1100 people join the Russian army every day by mobilization or voluntarily.
- Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andrey Kostin confirmed that Russia has already used missiles from North Korea in the war against Ukraine.
- South Korea believes that the DPRK, by supplying weapons to Russia, is using Ukraine as a testing ground. Seoul said Russia fired short-range missiles provided by North Korea at Ukraine in December and January.