Russia continues to fire DPRK missiles at Ukraine: White House explains all cases
The United States of America has received evidence that Russian terrorists have continued to attack peaceful cities in Ukraine with North Korean-made ballistic missiles in recent days. The United States will continue to impose sanctions against those who facilitate the illegal transfer of weapons to the aggressor.
This statement was made by the White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby. He said this at a press briefing on Tuesday, January 9.
"As I said from this podium last week, the DPRK recently transferred launchers and several dozen ballistic missiles to Russia. Russia has since used these missiles against Ukraine over the past week," Kirby said.
He recalled that the US side had already reported the first known launch of a North Korean ballistic missile over Ukraine by Russia on December 30. Subsequently, on January 2, the occupiers fired about 10 missiles at Zaporizhzhia, Kyiv, Kharkiv and other cities.
Then, on January 6, the Russian military launched numerous North Korean ballistic missiles at Ukraine.
"We are still assessing the impact of these strikes, but we can confirm that at least one of them hit Kharkiv," the White House spokesman emphasized.
In this regard, he noted that the United States joined the joint statement of 47 foreign ministers condemning North Korea's exports and Russia's acquisition of North Korean ballistic missiles and the use of these weapons in Ukraine.
Kirby assured that the United States will continue to impose sanctions on those who facilitate the illegal transfer of weapons to Russia.
At the same time, he emphasized that the most effective U.S. support for Ukraine is for Congress to adopt new measures to help Ukraine without further delay.
As a reminder, Russia has received ballistic missiles from North Korea in violation of international sanctions and is using them in the war against Ukraine. During the recent attacks on our country, the Russian Federation used, among other things, North Korean "ballistics".
As reported by OBOZ.UA, Russia is going to import short-range ballistic missiles from Iran, which will enhance Moscow's ability to destroy Ukraine's infrastructure. The delivery of Iranian missiles to Russia may take place this spring.