Three days ago, on August 14, the New York Times published a survey linking North Korean intercontinental missiles with Ukrainian missile engines. The publication triggered a wave of shields in Ukraine. President Petro Poroshenko ordered an investigation, but a little late.
Proving that Ukraine has nothing to do with North Korean missile engines, and finding the source of false information aimed at discrediting the country, Petro Poroshenko has set clear targets for his security services.
His decision to open an investigation came more than two days after the New York Times article appeared. Meanwhile, several elements have already come to relativize the allegations of the newspaper, and exonerate Ukraine.
It is unlikely that Petro Poroshenko’s initiative will produce undisputed results. He gave the investigators only three days to study a potentially very complex case, and the announcement of the investigation already seems to contain the results he expects.
Instead of being a search for truth, the presidential inquiry is more like a gesture of annoyance. The Ukrainian executive is outraged to be accused of association with the rogue regime in Pyongyang. And at a time when the White House was considering the delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine to assist it in its war effort, the weapons expected for years.