Report: Russia Linked To North Korean Missile Advances

Report Russia Linked To North Korean Missile AdvancesNorth Korea’s rapid missile-program improvements can likely be traced back to a black-market factory that used to produce the Soviet Union’s most deadly weaponry, according to a new report and classified assessments by U.S. intel agencies. It is not believed that North Korea could have made such big leaps forward in their nuclear-weapons program without outside help. The former Soviet factory is just over the Russian border in Ukraine. β€œIt’s likely that these engines came from Ukraineβ€”probably illicitly,” Michael Elleman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies told The New York Times. β€œThe big question is how many they have and whether the Ukrainians are helping them now. I’m very worried.”