North Korea may increase the supply of artillery ammunition to Russia, but this is unlikely to have much significance for the course of the war against Ukraine.
Details: Milley noted that the recent meeting in Russia between North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to force North Korea to provide Moscow with Soviet-era 152mm artillery shells.
But he said it was not yet clear how much or how soon the ammunition would be provided.
"Would it make a huge difference? I’m sceptical of that," Milley said.
As he said, although he doesn't want to downplay the importance of the weapons assistance, "I doubt that it would be decisive."
Foreign governments and experts speculate that Kim is likely to supply ammunition to Russia in exchange for advanced weapons or technology.
Kim Jong-Un and Vladimir Putin met at the Vostochny Cosmodrome on Wednesday. On the day of Kim's arrival in the Russian Federation, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles near its eastern coast.
The EU has declared it was ready to take measures against North Korea if it supported Russia in its war against Ukraine.
The United States has also threatened to aggressively enforce existing sanctions against Pyongyang and impose new ones if North Korea provided Russia with weapons for its war in Ukraine.