Bit more on the rocket motors to NK. Full article at http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/08/scandal-ukrainian-trace-of-north-korean.html
On August 16th, the scandal surrounding the DPRK’s possession of Ukrainian rocket engines received new impetus with two iconic pieces of news. The first: American intelligence officers stated that the DPRK might have independently produced such missiles engines without importing products. This statement is contrary to common sense and contradicts the realistic technological capabilities of North Korea. That North Korean military engineers accomplished a technological breakthrough in two to three years which took the Soviet Union whole decades with more powerful scientific and financial resources, is questionable. Logic dictates that the North Korean regime opted for the more simple and less expensive option - buying ready-made engines and thereby saving money and, most importantly, precious time.
The US has been compelled to cover up this scandal. If they recognize the Ukrainian origins of North Korea’s rocket engines, then they would have to admit that their support for the illegal Euromaidan government in Ukraine has been a strategic mistake. Of course, it could also be assumed that those who have spoken out simply want to scare American society with the boogey man of military and scientific progress in North Korea.
The other news is that the head of the Ukrainian enterprise Yuzhmash, Sergei Voyt, admitted to the Russian pranker Aleskey Stolyarov (“Lexus”), who was pretending on a prank call with the former to be Turchynov, that the DPRK’s missile engines really possibly could have come from Ukraine. During the telephone conversation, Lexus asked Voyt to openly answer whether Ukrainian rocket engines could have ended up on the territory of North Korea, to which Voyt replied that Yuzhmash could not be the source of the engines or technology, but that another enterprise cooperates with the DPRK - the Yuzhnoye Design Office. What exactly the staff do there, Voyt admitted to not know, but said that Ukraine’s SBU and SVR (foreign intelligence) would be aware.
Another detail of no small importance is that Dnepropetrovsk is the center of Ukrainian Jewry and the fiefdom of one of the most powerful clans, namely that which has produced Kuchma, Lazarenko (former president and prime minister), Tymoshenko, the oligarchs Pinchuk and Kolomoysky (the head of the Ukrainian Jewish Congress), and Yarosh (the leader of Right Sector). The Dnepropetrovsk clan is distinguished by an extreme lack of ideological purpose and downright cynicism. For example, Kolomoysky has financed Right Sector gangs with ease despite their extreme anti-Semitism.