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 Wife Tatyana, son Nikita, drinks Putinka, - expert Elleman's links with Russia. PHOTOS

U.S. expert Mike Elleman, who was cited by The New York Times in the article about alleged deliveries of missile engines to North Korea from Ukraine, is linked to many things Russian.

This was announced by Ukrainian communications expert Artem Sokolenko on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"And regarding those missile engines allegedly from Ukraine... I found an interesting Facebook page of the person who was cited by The New York Times, I mean Michael Elleman, a missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. So... He does not post much about his wife on Facebook, but still there are some pics. Her name is Tatyana, and she is probably Russian," Sokolenko wrote.

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"There's a pic showing Tatyana wearing military uniform. Well well," Sokolenko wrote.

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Elleman's son is named Nikita, a Russian name, and the dog is named Sobaka, which means "dog" in Russian.

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And the expert drinks Putinka, Sokolenko noted.

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"The photos of the son are commented by some Russians, including an interesting guy Oleg Shulga, who used to work in Moscow office of well-known weapon maker Lokheed Martin," Sokolenko said.

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The Facebook photos screened by Sokolenko have been subsequently removed from Elleman's page.

Read more: Reuters disproves New York Times report: North Korea probably does not need imports of missile engines

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.

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.

Pivdenmash (the alleged producer of the missiles featured in NYT article) also said in a commentary that the article in The New York Times was a provocation.
 
 
 
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