Ukraine has never supplied weapons, military technologies to North Korea – Turchynov

Ukraine has never supplied weapons, military technologies to North Korea – Turchynov

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Ukraine has always complied with all the assumed international obligations. Therefore, the enterprises of the Ukrainian defense and aerospace complex have never supplied weapons and military technologies to North Korea.

Oleksandr Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine said this in his commentary, the press service of the National Security and Defense Council reports.

According to Turchynov, some foreign media started to spread false information about supplies of missile technologies designed at the Ukraine’s Yuzhmash machine-building plant to North Korea.

"This information has no grounds, it is provocative in content and has been most likely triggered by the Russian special services to cover their own crimes," Turchynov said.

He stressed that Ukraine considered the regime of North Korea to be "totalitarian, dangerous and unpredictable and supports all sanctions against this country."  Turchynov added that "Ukraine has completely stopped to supply arms, military equipment and military technologies to Russia" since the beginning of Russia's aggression against Ukraine in 2014.

"Ukraine has never supplied rocket engines or other missile technologies to North Korea. We believe that this anti-Ukrainian campaign was provoked by Russian special services to cover their participation in North Korean nuclear and missile programs," the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine summed up.

Earlier today, The New York Times reported that North Korea’s success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably from a Ukrainian factory Yuzhmash. The newspaper cited a study by Michael Elleman, a missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and classified assessments by American intelligence agencies.

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