Russian state media has revealed that North Korea has offered to send over 100,000 volunteers to fight against Ukrainian forces, according to the New York Post.
The offer of military assistance could not be immediately verified, but it was seized upon by Russian defense pundit Igor Korotchenko.
“There are reports that 100,000 North Korean volunteers are prepared to come and take part in the conflict,” Korotchenko said on Russian Channel One.
Korotchenko was notably interested in what he called the North Korean’s “wealth of experience with counter-battery warfare” — a telling remark given reports of Ukraine’s long-range artillery success since acquiring US-made HIMARS rocket systems in June.
“If North Korea expresses a desire to meet its international duty to fight against Ukrainian fascism, we should let them,” Korotchenko said.