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North Korean president Kim Jong Un (l) with Russian president Vladimir Putin (r) in Pyongyang in September 2023 (Photo: kremlin.ru)

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New EU sanctions to target North Korean arms to Russia

The EU is to hit Russian shipping firms that import North Korean weapons as part of its 13th blacklist on the Ukraine war.

Azia Shipping Company, Marine Trans Shipping, MG-Flot, M Leasing, and Sovfracht were among the 118 new entities and individuals to be added, according to a draft seen by EUobserver on Thursday (8 February).

The firms were "involved in a military transportation network of Russian cargo vessels shipping North Korean armaments from Pyongyang to military facilitie...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

North Korean president Kim Jong Un (l) with Russian president Vladimir Putin (r) in Pyongyang in September 2023 (Photo: kremlin.ru)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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