It should not be forgotten that Russia is the aggressor against a sovereign nation, and providing weapons to Russia would not have a positive reflection on North Korea, but on the contrary, would have a negative response in the international community, said US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said.
"Attacking grain silos and the heating infrastructure of major cities as we head into winter, providing weapons to Russia for use on the battlefield to try to conquer territory belonging to a modern sovereign nation, is not going to reflect well on North Korea. They will pay for it in the international community," Sullivan said.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has entered its most violent phase recently. The clashes, in which thousands of people from both countries lost their lives, intensified in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian army, with the military and financial support of its Western allies, has launched a counter-offensive to liberate Russian-occupied territories. Kyiv's attacks on the eastern regions were interpreted as "Russia could not achieve the desired success due to long defense preparations". However, both Kyiv and Western intelligence sources recently announced that the Ukrainian army had breached the first defense line in the Zaporizhia region.
On the other hand, Russia is experiencing problems not only in the field but also in supply lines in its invasion attempt, which it has been unable to conclude for more than 18 months. It was claimed that Moscow held talks with North Korea to replenish its rapidly depleting ammunition stocks. The news that Kim Jong-Un will visit Russia with his armored train also strengthened these allegations.
Speaking to the US-based CBS channel, an official from the Biden administration said that North Korean leader Kim will go to Russia and meet with Vladimir Putin. The official stated that the first item of the meeting was Pyongyang's supply of weapons to Russia for use in the Ukraine war.
The British newspaper The Telegraph also described this situation as Putin's new plan and used the title "Putin is developing a new and sinister plan for victory".
"As US intelligence has revealed, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's planned meeting with Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok not only gives us a new perspective on Russia's strategy in Ukraine but also a warning of greater dangers for the world," the news highlighted.
The Kremlin refused to comment on the US allegations, emphasizing that it had “nothing to say” about reports of potential direct talks between the two leaders.