The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in an interview with The New York Times called on to find those responsible for the transfer of secret military technology to North Korea. The foreign Minister said that Kiev was not involved in the nuclear programme of the DPRK.
Formerly, the New York Times wrote that North Korea could buy black market rocket engines of the Dnepropetrovsk “Yuzhmash”, and then began to openly threaten USA with a nuclear strike.
His point of view he expressed, “as the Minister of foreign Affairs and experienced professional in aeropsace” (in 1991 graduated from the Moscow Institute of physics and technology, faculty of aerophysics and space research).
Klimkin said that the line of production of rocket engines RD-250 mentioned in the article were withdrawn from operation in 1992.
“Examination can not be carried out in the mind of scientists-crooks. Instructions are included in the guide, locked up in secret facilities, which are guarded by our security forces”, – assured the official.
At the same time, Klimkin acknowledged that, most likely, North Korea would not be able to achieve success in the development of the rocket without assistance. The Minister urged the international community to conduct an investigation to find the responsible for the transfer of sensitive technologies to Pyongyang.
We will remind that earlier the media have discussed with the General Director of “Yuzhmash” Sergei Voight the situation around the scandal with the possible supply of Ukrainian engines in the DPRK. According to Voight, is now developing a plan that will bring down blame on Russia. The “weak link,” he called the Design Bureau “southern”, which cooperates with the North Koreans for the past 14 years. “We need to work with them so they are less tryndeli,” concluded the CEO.