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 I don't believe Ukrainian government condoned or knew, - expert Elleman on North Korean missile engines

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Senior Fellow for Missile Defense at the IISS Mike Elleman, who was quoted as an expert by New York Times for the article about missile engines used by North Korea, posted his own reaction to the issue.

Censor.NET reports citing Elleman on Twitter. Read more: Ukraine's defense and airspace industry never delivered weapons and military technologies to North Korea

In 2012, Ukraine's Security Service detained North Korean spies who were working covered as sales agents in Minsk and were noticed by SBU after they tried to contact a company affiliated with missile construction bureau Yuzhne (Pivdenne). They also tried to hunt secret engineering documents and recruit Ukrainian citizens, who turned them in to SBU.

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.

Read more: Engines for North Korean missiles could be obtained from Ukraine, - The New York Times

National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said in a commentary Ukraine always obliges its international obligations, so the state defense and airspace industries have never delivered weapons and military technologies to North Korea.

Yuzhmash also said in a commentary that the article in The New York Times was a provocation.

 
 
 
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