National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said in a commentary, Censor.NET reports citing NSDC press service.
He said information spread by foreign media on Pivdenmash (Yuzhmash) allegedly transferring missile technologies to North Korea is not true.
"This information is totally unfounded, is provocative in content, and most likely triggered by the Russian secret services to cover their own crimes," Turchynov said.
NSDC secretary noted that Ukraine believes the government regime of North Korea is "totalitarian, dangerous and unpredictable, and supports all sanctions against this country."
"Just like sanctions against the Russian Federation, the regime of which is becoming more like North Korea," Turchynov said, adding that since the beginning of Russia's aggression against Ukraine in 2014, "Ukraine has completely stopped supplying weapons, hardware, and military technology to Russia."
"Ukraine has not supplied rocket engines or any missile technology to North Korea, and we believe that this anti-Ukrainian campaign has been provoked by the Russian secret services to cover their participation in North Korean nuclear and missile programs," the NSDC secretary summed up.
Earlier, The New York Times cited an expert analysis and classified assessments by American intelligence agencies stating that North Korea's success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears able to reach the United States was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably from a Ukrainian factory with historical ties to Russia's missile program.
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