US slaps sanctions on man seeking to sell N.Korean arms to Russia

The US has imposed sanctions on a Slovakian national, Ashot Mkrtychev, who attempted to broker the sale of 24 types of North Korean weapons and munitions to Russia, according to the Treasury Department. Kulibin, Mkrtychev's firm, allegedly negotiated the sale of the military equipment to Moscow to replace some of the vessels lost in Ukraine.

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