The video clip published by the American CNN TV channel about the detention of North Korean spies who tried to steal information about the missiles engineering in 2011 indicates that such secrets from Ukraine could not be stolen. This was stated to Radio Liberty by the SBU speaker Elena Hitlyanska.
“We made it together, this video. We gave it to three or four Ukrainian TV channels, I do not know why only CNN used it... This is an open information, there was a trial, a court decision. Journalists have been proactive, and we have found an archive video, in 2011 it was already published on our site. We just handed over the archives that were already published. If you watched the video, you should inderstand that it could not have been stolen,” she said.
Earlier one of the most popular and the earliest U.S. daily The New York Times published an article “North 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”.