This has been precisely my contention since the beginning.
Russia is seeking to disguise their illegal rocket engine sales to North Korea by trying to blame Ukraine. The world is watching and, except for a few Russian propaganda pieces, everybody sees that Russia is sweeping their dirt under the rug.
We have repeatedly proven, however, that Russia is the only source for both the engines and the data used by North Korea.
Russia is drowning in their own cesspool.
The Kremlin actively uses the manipulation of public consciousness as one of the methods of information war against Ukraine.
This is stated in a report by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, head of the working group on the verification of information set forth in the NYT article of Aug. 14, Censor.NET reports.
Earlier, The New York Times cited an expert analysis and classified assessments by American intelligence agencies stating that 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.
National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said in a commentary Ukraine has always complied with its international obligations, so the state defense and airspace industries have never delivered weapons and military technologies to North Korea.
Ukraine’s PA Yuzhmash also said in a commentary that the article in The New York Times was a provocation.Source: https://en.censor.net.ua/n452648