According to recent intelligence reports from the United States, North Korea may be providing military and economic support to Russia in its ongoing conflict with Ukraine. While the relationship between the two countries has long been cordial, recent reports suggest a more formalized alliance is forming, one that could cause further disruption and destabilization in the region. While North Korea has not publicly acknowledged providing any support to Russia, the US intelligence community believes the country is providing economic and military aid, such as fuel and equipment, to support Russia’s efforts in Ukraine. Russia’s presence in Ukraine has been a source of tension between the US and Russia for several years and the recent reports of North Korean support could further exacerbate the situation. Whether or not North Korean support will be enough to tip the balance remains to be seen, but the US intelligence community is closely monitoring the situation.