Seoul Denies Report Of Arms Deal With US For Ukrainian Forces

Written by on November 11, 2022

South Korea on Friday denied a report that it would sell artillery shells for use by Ukrainian forces, claiming the munitions — if the ongoing deal negotiation is finalised — will be for US forces only.
The United States was nearing an agreement to purchase 100,000 rounds of 155 mm artillery from Seoul which would be delivered to Ukraine, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing “US officials familiar with the deal”.
Washington is Seoul’s key security ally, and stations some 27,000 US troops in the South to help protect it from the nuclear-armed North.
South Korea said Friday that while the arms deal with the US is ongoing, the shells are not meant to be delivered to Ukraine.

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