The New York Times article seeks to disguise Russia's possible participation in North Korean missile programs
The New York Times' article about possible involvement of Ukraine in the supply of rocket engines to North Korea is a distraction of the attention of the world community from the alleged participation of Russia in the implementation of the DPRK's missile programs, the report of the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, says.
According to the report of Turchynov, who heads the working group on verification of information publishe in the article of The New York Times newspaper, the text of which was posted on Tuesday by the NSDC press service, "Russia has long been implementing a hostile policy against Ukraine, resulting in the annexation of Crimea and occupation of part of the eastern regions of Ukraine. Today, Russia's aggression against Ukraine is carried out in the form of a hybrid war, during which Russia, in addition to military operations, uses carefully planned information provocations, seeking to consistently discredit Ukraine as a reliable and predictable partner, in particular, in such sensitive areas as military and technical cooperation," the report says.
"Such provocations are intended among other things to manipulate public consciousness with the aim of camouflaging Russia's active participation in many destructive campaigns. The working group sees the NYT article dated August 14, 2017 as an element of information cover and distraction of the attention of the world community from Russia's alleged participation in the implementation of North Korean missile programs," the report says.
It is noted that the working group unanimously came to the reasoned conclusions, which completely refute Ukraine's involvement in the implementation of programs to develop North Korean ballistic missiles.