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In a joint statement issued by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin and Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa Yoko, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed that many of these sales had been finalized and stated that "such arms procurements would significantly increase the human casualties of a Russian attack."

Emphasizing that the military equipment sold from North Korea to Russia will be used against the Ukrainian government and people, the statement said that the United States, Japan and South Korea strongly condemned this sale.

The statement said the three countries will continue to work with the international community to expose Russia's attempts to acquire military equipment from North Korea, adding, "We remain committed to supporting Ukraine's sovereignty and its efforts to resist Russia's aggression in the face of Russia's attempt to prolong the war with assistance from North Korea."

"WE ARE CLOSELY MONITORING ANY MILITARY SUPPLIES THAT RUSSIA PROVIDES TO NORTH KOREA"

The statement noted that North Korea is "seeking assistance to improve its military capabilities in return for its support" to Russia, adding, "We are closely monitoring any military supplies that Russia provides to North Korea."

Noting that the sale of arms to or from North Korea, as well as the sale of specific items and technical cooperation related to North Korea's weapons of mass destruction, ballistic missile or conventional weapons programs would violate several United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions, the statement emphasized that it is "deeply concerned" about the sale of nuclear or ballistic missile-related technology to North Korea.

Underlining that such a sale would undermine regional security and threaten peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and around the world, the statement called on North Korea and Russia to comply with relevant UN Security Council resolutions and immediately cease all activities that violate them.

USA CLAIMED THAT NORTH KOREA SENT MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO RUSSIA

On October 13, White House National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby stated that North Korea is providing weapons to Russia for use in Ukraine and said, "The information we have indicates that North Korea has provided more than 1,000 containers of military equipment and ammunition to Russia in recent weeks."

Kirby stated that they think that North Korea is demanding military assistance from Russia in return for this support, including fighter jets, missiles, armored vehicles and ballistic missile production equipment and other advanced technologies.