Amidst ongoing global tensions and international sanctions against both nations, recent reports have emerged regarding North Korea’s provision of more than one million artillery rounds to Russia for use in its conflict with Ukraine.

In return, it appears that Pyongyang has received technical advice from Moscow regarding its efforts to launch a military reconnaissance satellite.

These revelations, shared by South Korean lawmakers and intelligence agencies, have raised concerns and underscored the complex geopolitical dynamics at play in the region.

Historic Alliances and Recent Developments

North Korea and Russia have maintained a historic alliance stemming from the Cold War era and have continued to collaborate on various fronts despite international sanctions and isolation.

Both countries have faced global condemnation and economic penalties in recent years, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing leading to sanctions from the international community.