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Ukraine to probe into alleged rocket engine supplies to North Korea

The president expects the probe to lead to those who ordered the "fake".

Ukraine to probe into alleged rocket engine supplies to North Korea
Photo: facebook.com/petroporoshenko

President Petro Poroshenko has issued an instruction to check The New York Times' article " North Korea's Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say".

"Ukraine diligently observed the international regulations on non-proliferation. Having voluntarily abandoned the world's third biggest nuclear potential, we made a unique contribution to international security and would never dare to put in question our international commitments. No matter how absurd the allegations against Ukraine sound, we as responsible partners must check The New York Times information on the alleged supply of rocket engines or respective technologies to North Korea," he said on Facebook.

The National Security and Defence Council, Pivdenmash (Yuzhmash) and the Pivdenne design bureau (Yuzhne) are tasked with checking the report.

Earlier, they denied any such supplies to North Korea.