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North Korea wants to send 100,000 troops to Russia

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  • 11 August, 2022 00:44:13

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International Desk: North Korea wants to send 100,000 'volunteer' troops to the Kremlin to help Russia win the fight against Ukraine. This information was reported in a report by the US media New York Post citing Russian state-owned media.

According to a New York Post report, the country's military expert Igor Korochenko told Russian state television Channel One that 100,000 North Korean "volunteer" soldiers are ready to come to Russia to take part in the ongoing conflict against Ukraine.

Korochenko praised the North Korean military's experience in counter-battery warfare, the US media reported.

Effective counter-battery warfare has increased in importance to the Russian military following the US decision to provide Ukraine with a dozen Hymer rockets. Capable of hitting long-range and high-precision targets, a military expert told Insider's Sinead Baker last month that the rocket would make a "huge difference" to Ukraine's war effort.

North Korean troops and their counter-battery warfare skills should be applauded, Korochenko said. He said, if North Korea wants to fulfill its global responsibility in the fight against Ukrainian fascism, we should support it.

North Korea has the fourth largest military in the world, according to the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. The country on the Korean peninsula has about 1.3 million active troops. Besides, another 6 lakh are working as reserve soldiers.

But defense experts say North Korea is lagging behind with outdated weapons and technology, despite having a large number of troops. South Korea's Daily NK reported that North Korea has also offered to send workers to Russia to help rebuild post-war Ukraine.

Citing several sources in Russia, Daily NK says that if Russia wins the war, North Korea plans to send more than 1,000 personnel to Donbas in the eastern part of Ukraine. A North Korean source told Daily NK, "The war is not over yet." That is why the government of Pyongyang has undertaken this plan to monitor the situation on the ground and send personnel at the right time.

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