Ukraine strictly condemns held on 3 September, the DPRK nuclear test, which, in combination with an aggressive program of ballistic missile poses a real threat to the security of not only neighboring countries but also the international community, reads the statement of Ukrainian foreign Ministry.
“Ukraine, which voluntarily renounced the third largest nuclear stockpile and strategic delivery vehicles, considers the recent actions of Pyongyang as a conscious, reckless and provocative step. Once again, we have to state with regret that the actions of the North Korean leadership directly and cynically contrary to numerous resolutions of the UN security Council”, – said in a statement released on Monday .
The foreign Ministry of Ukraine, in order to strengthen the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, urge the UN security Council to carry out a detailed expert study of the development of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs in the context of identifying possible foreign aid to Pyongyang in this area.
Kiev also urged Pyongyang to desist from any demonstrations of force and to stop immediately in accordance with international law, all tests of nuclear weapons, and without preconditions to restore a constructive international dialogue with the goal of complete, irreversible and verifiable abandonment of nuclear programs and missile proliferation.
“Ukraine is ready to join more decisive action by the international community, including with the use of leverage in the UN security Council, to counter further nuclear and missile arrogant”, – underline the foreign Ministry.