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Russia Forced to Import North Korean Military Kit, Ministry of Defence Says

The Ukrainian military claimed it found a downed Iranian-made Shahed "suicide drone" near Kupyansk, Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military claimed it found a downed Iranian-made Shahed "suicide drone" near Kupyansk, Ukraine.

Source: Ukrainian Military Strategic Communications Directorate 

Vladimir Putin's forces are being forced to source equipment from North Korea and Iran as the impacts of sanctions and military losses in Ukraine bite, defence experts believe.

British defence intelligence analysts think that Moscow is "increasingly sourcing weaponry from other heavily sanctioned states" as its own stockpiles are depleted.