U.S. intelligence refused to believe that serious progress in North Korea missile launches associated with external assistance, mainly through Ukraine. Earlier media reported that the Dnepropetrovsk “Yuzhmash” may be sold to the Pyongyang rocket engines, after which the DPRK began to rattle its nuclear weapons and openly threaten the United States.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
In turn, the US state Department said that in all seriousness refer to the NYT and promised to check the data.
We will remind, after the publication in the press, a scandal broke: the experts who examined photographs of the North Korean missiles, noticed their complete similarity with Soviet rocket engines R-250 and Intercontinental ballistic missiles R-36 — and they were produced at the Dnepropetrovsk “Yuzhmash”.
It was noted that several years ago the company was detained by North Korean spies who tried to steal the secret technology. It is possible that after the coup in Ukraine retry Pyongyang was a success.
Read the opinion of military experts about the scandal: “If you sell something or get something for Ukrainians will not be found”