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Ukraine called for investigating possible foreign assistance to DPRK in nuclear programme
22:43, 4 September 2017
Ukraine called for investigating possible foreign assistance to DPRK in nuclear programme

The Ukrainian side considers Pyongyang’s actions as a conscious provocation

22:43, 4 September 2017

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Ukraine called upon DPRK to cease all nuclear tests and refrain from any demonstration of force, having condemned the H-bomb test of September 3. Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko said in his statement during the United Nations Security Council meeting.

Yelchenko says DPRK’s latest nuclear test is “a conscious, reckless and dangerous provocation”, and a gross violation of UN resolutions.

“Ukraine calls on Pyongyang to refrain from any demonstration of force, cease all nuclear tests without delay and restart a constructive dialogue, without preconditions, in order to ensure complete, irreversible and verifiable renunciation of its nuclear and missile programmes. Ukraine stands ready to join other members of the international community, including as a current non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, in taking stronger and more decisive measures to curb future nuclear and missile threats,” Yelchenko said.

He also called for carrying out an investigation on possible foreign assistance to DPRK in nuclear program.

“In order to strengthen nuclear non-proliferation regime, we call upon the UN Security Council to undertake in-depth investigation into the development of the North Korean nuclear and missile programmes, in order to expose any possible foreign assistance to Pyongyang in this area,” the Ukrainian representative to the UN emphasized.

As it was reported earlier, North Korea claimed to have developed and tested an H-bomb for ICBMs

Related: South Korea, Japan leaders discuss DPRK situation

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