Ukraine’s defense and aerospace complexes did not supply weapons and military technology to North Korea, and the false information spread by some foreign media about the alleged supplies of missile technology by the Ukrainian Yuzhmash to the DPRK was most likely triggered by Russian special services. This was announced by the press service of Ukraine’s Security Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.
“This information is groundless, has a provocative character and was most likely provoked by Russian special services to cover their own crimes,” Turchynov said.
“Ukraine has never supplied missile engines and any missile technologies to North Korea. We believe that this anti-Ukrainian campaign was provoked by Russian special services to cover their participation in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs,” he said.
Earlier The New York Times published an article saying 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, according to expert analysis and classified assessments of American intelligence agencies.