US plans to buy 100,000 rounds of artillery ammo from South Korea for Ukraine

US plans to buy 100,000 rounds of artillery ammo from South Korea for Ukraine

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  • CNN — The US intends to buy 100,000 rounds of artillery ammunition from South Korean arms manufacturers to provide to Ukraine, a US official said, as part of a broader effort to find available weaponry for the high-intensity battles unfolding in Ukraine.
  • In a statement issued Friday morning, the South Korean Defense Ministry said it had not changed its position on shipping weapons to Ukraine, and that it believed the “end user” of the ammunition is the United States.
  • The Pentagon said in a statement it has been “in discussion” about “potential sales” of ammunition by the US from South Korea.
  • The US “has been in discussions about potential sales of ammunition to the United States by the South Korean non-governmental industrial defense base,” said Lt. Col. Martin Meiners.

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