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DPRK citizens, who tried to steal missile drawings, arrested in Ukraine, - CNN
10:17, 25 August 2017
DPRK citizens, who tried to steal missile drawings, arrested in Ukraine, - CNN

Documents that were found by the spies turned out to be a forgery

10:17, 25 August 2017
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The CNN television channel has published a video of an operation conducted in 2011 by Ukrainian special services to detain two citizens of the DPRK who tried to steal information that they believe was relevant to the development of ballistic missiles.

This video, according to the television channel, was provided by the special services of Ukraine against the background of media reports about the alleged acquisition by Pyongyang of Ukrainian-made engines for ballistic missiles.

The record shows how two men, being in a garage room, take pictures of certain documents. Then they are arrested by representatives of the security forces who have rushed into the building.

The documents filmed by the citizens of the DPRK were a fabricated fake. Attackers, on the other hand, believed that they were dealing with real missile drawings.

According to the channel, the prisoners were sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage and are now serving their sentence in a prison in Zhytomyr. One of them still did not admit his guilt, the second did it only partially. Condemned citizens of the DPRK asked to be extradited to their homeland, but Ukrainian authorities refusrd to do this.
Earlier one of the most popular and the earliest U.S. daily The New York Times published an articleNorth Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say” on August 14.

Referring to the new report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and American intelligence agencies, the NYT notes 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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