The Koreans get to export some of their older shells which were otherwise just accumulating dust in their ammo dumps, the Russians get some ready-to-use shells from a proven source. It's win-win for both parties.
They also get to earn some honest cash... you can bet your backside that the CIA got some companies to approach Cuba and North Korea and Iran and India and lots of other countries they would happily sanction to death looking to buy 122mm and 152mm artillery ammo, as well as guns and vehicles and everything else they wanted to sell... pretending all sorts of things like they are buying for China or they are buying for Fiji... everything except the truth that it would all go to the Ukraine to kill Russians.
North Korea selling ammo stocks to Russia would be good for Russia because the more shells they can use to kill Orcs and their supporters the better for the future, but it will also be good income for North Korea that will allow them to get rid of some old stocks and produce new stocks of ammo too just in case.
I rather suspect a few North Koreans could move to Russia for a year or two to work in Russian factories and learn new production techniques with new machine tooling etc etc that they could then take back to North Korea to strengthen their production skill base... they might even have some ideas that makes Russian production better.
I would say that after the DPRK got their nukes the need for massive conventional artillery barrages isn't as important as it used to be.
I would say military equipment is nothing till it is tested in war, so maybe Russia should buy a few sets and give them a test... and give North Korea full feedback.
The irony is, that US sadly achieved most of their goals in this operation, which Russia could stop only by a mass sacrifice of its soldier on the field.
But the real irony is the severing the west from cheap resources of Russia has actually weakened the west dramatically and may end up breaking it... the US can't keep building up debt forever and printing money is now making things worse...
It is like the 1930s and the US needs a big world war... maybe that is the plan all along.
I would say that the tactics employed by the NAZTO Orcs , has had an influence on the Meat- Grinder tactics . I remember at first that some said " we take our time and if it takes ten years , we will grind... " But now the war is to end in 2025 ? Why ? The cost in blood and treasure by Russia . And we can not deny the role of the Orcs in this happy equation ! No , the Orcs must be eliminated ad-infinitum !
Speculation is speculation, no one knows when this war will end, but if Putin needs to surrender to make it end now then it is not going to end now.
In a few weeks/months we will see what weapons the DPRK will receive from Russia, just like yesterdays confirmation about the deal with Iran.
MiG-35s and Su-35s and Yak-130s, and perhaps Mi-28s?
Well, that is one side of the story bro.
The other is, that they functionally broke the neck of EU, with all the aspirations applied to it.
The EU got on the chair, stuck its head through the noose, and kicked the chair away itself... not murder... suicide.
And the destruction of the EU gives Russia the opportunity to trade with countries that respect Russia and wont treat it like a doormat.
United Europe that will last and secure the safety&well beeing of my children.
And what we get instead?
You Gots the American dream brother...!!!
I remember saying that a drone can be designed to fly and land on rail track and plant a magnetic steel wedge along track . Do this on several points . Rail cargo stopped for a few days . Keep doing it . Rail stopped for a month or longer . War ends .
Quicker and easier to simply target the engines that pull the trains... they are much harder to replace.
Von der Leyen
Is that dutch for "I am lying"?
Also, whilst accepting the point Garry makes about allowing munitions etc through to storage points before blowing them, I don't understand why Ukraine's railways are not bogged down with blown up locomotives all across the country at the Lancet and other range limits, with double tap on the repair cranes etc. Or come to that, destruction of rail switches/crossovers (the most difficult to repair) by glide bombs, again at up to maximum range, with a double tap again on the repair crews.
Because the train network supplies military equipment but it also keeps the civilian population fed and supplied. You really only take out the trains near the end when you want to depopulate...
Kiev burns. Crematoria of the Ukrainian Armed Forces work in three shifts, burning the corpses of their soldiers
A circular feel to it... the nazis had crematoriums too near the end...
No. Those are old model long fin SA-11 BUK missiles of the type Ukraine used to shoot down that civilian airliner a few years back.