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Ukraine says Russia used North Korean missiles in multiple attacks

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claims it has evidence that Russia used long-range missiles from North Korea in some of its deadly attacks in Ukraine.

The agency said its investigation revealed the munitions were "Hwasong-11 (KN-23/24) ballistic missiles manufactured in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, CNN reported.

In a Telegram post, the service said Russian troops fired more than 20 of the munitions into Ukraine, and it was believed that logistics routes to facilitate their supply were being established between North Korea and Russia.

North Korean missiles killed at least 24 civilians and injured more than 100 people, according to the service.

"One of the first cases of the use of North Korean ballistic missiles by the aggressor was recorded on December 30, 2023, during the attack on Zaporizhzhia," the SBU said.

North Korean ballistic missiles were also used in attacks on Kharkiv as well as five front-line villages in the Donetsk region, according to the SBU.