Ukraine condemns the launch of a ballistic missile conducted
by North Korea (DPRK) on February 13, 2017.
Such action of Pyongyang is a direct violation of the UN
Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2321 (2016), adopted in
Launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea could lead not
only to additional escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula but also to
further aggravation of the security situation in the world.
Ukraine as a country that had voluntarily dismantled its own
nuclear arsenal and strictly abides by the principles of nuclear
non-proliferation, will use all possible leverages in its capacity of a
non-permanent member of the Security Council in order to return North Korea to
the international legal framework.
We urge the DPRK's leadership to stop provocations by the
ballistic missiles launches and nuclear tests and to renew its dialogue with