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Ukraine discloses N. Korean agents under arrest

Posted August. 26, 2017 07:03,   

Updated August. 26, 2017 07:11

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A video clip of an undercover North Korean spies who made attempts to steal missile technology documents of Ukraine seven years ago was revealed. Since the successful launching of the North Korean Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) "Hwasong No. 14" targeting the American mainland, Ukraine was allegedly known to leak the core technologies of missile engine. It was known that the Ukrainian authority disclosed the clip to refute alleged assumptions that it leaked relevant technologies.

The clip obtained and reported by CNN on Friday (local time) was shot at a garage located in Zhitomir, 140 kilometers away from the capital city Kiev. The one minute clip shows two men allegedly known to be North Korean agents who conversed while looking at a pseudo missile technological document inside a garage and shot pictures. After being caught red-handed, the two agents were sentenced to eight years in a local prison, said CNN.

On if its missile technology have been leaked, a Ukrainian intelligence official who arrested and investigated the spies denied as "impossible." The official also commented that Ukraine has been blocking all North Korean attempts to steal any Ukrainian property.



Se-Hyung Lee turtle@donga.com