Ukraine’s Space Agency denies participation in DPRK nuclear program

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since the day of its independence Ukraine clearly defined its commitment to peace and disarmament, the agency said
10:03, 15 August 2017

Ukraine’s Space Agency

Ukraine’s State Space Agency denies information about giving products or technologies to North Korea that would develop nuclear programs of the DPRK. This was reported in the message on the agency website.

Since the day of its independence Ukraine has clearly defined its commitment to peace and disarmament, having refused from the nuclear weapons, strategic missile and strategic military aircraft, the agency noted. Ukraine also fulfills its international obligations on peaceful usage and studying of outer space.

"As for today, Ukraine does not implement any space project with non-member states of the MTCR (Missile Technology Control Regime), which provides for the transfer of goods of category I," the agency said.

Related: Ukraine never supplied missile engines to DPRK, - Turchynov

In this regard, the Space Agency calls accusations on the transfer of products or technologies by Ukraine to the DPRK groundless.

As it was reported earlier The New York Times published an article saying that DPRK’s missile success linked to Ukrainian plant. Analysts inspecting the new rocket motors concluded that they derive from designs that once powered the Soviet Union’s missile fleet; the engines were so powerful that a single missile could hurl 10 thermonuclear warheads between continents, the article reads.

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, says an expert analysis published Monday and classified assessments of American intelligence agencies. 

Related: Yuzhmash denies NYT allegations on delivering equipment to North Korea

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