The President Of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
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KIEV, August 22. /TASS/. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has instructed the foreign Ministry to initiate consideration of possible sources of supply of missile technology to the DPRK at the meeting of the UN Security Council. Such a statement he made Tuesday in response to the report of the Secretary of the Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) Alexander Turchinov on the audit information released earlier by the New York Times .
NSDC assured Poroshenko in the innocence of the country to the transfer of DPRK missile technology
The head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine has proposed to investigate the likely transfer of missile technology to the DPRK
Zakharova: the subject of Ukrainian engines in the DPRK can be found on international sites
“Taking into account the findings of the Commission wish to instruct the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine to prepare a group of experts and to initiate the consideration of this question at a closed meeting of the UN Security Council. Separately it is necessary to publish the conclusions of the working group and the interdepartmental Commission and to inform our international partners and to initiate similar investigations in the relevant countries. First and foremost, the same openness should demonstrate the Russian Federation”, – said Poroshenko.
The report of the Council, in particular, it is argued that Ukraine has not passed the Korea, no military goods. “During the period of independence of Ukraine Goseksportkontrol did not give permits for the supply to North Korea of any military goods and dual-use, in particular rocket engines RD-250, their modifications and components to them”, – the report of the Department.
On Monday, 14 July 2017, the New York Times, citing the results of a study of expert of the International Institute for strategic studies Michael Elleman and secret data from the American intelligence reported that the DPRK launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile can be associated with buying on the black market rocket engines produced in Ukraine.
Tensions around the Korean Peninsula
The situation on the Korean Peninsula remains extremely tense. In July, the DPRK has twice tested a ballistic missile. In turn, the US and its allies are constantly carried out in the region of large-scale naval exercises. The two sides exchanged tough statements, not excluding any scenario, including military.