As Russian ballistic missiles are the property of South Korea

As Russian ballistic missiles became the property of South KoreaFifteen years ago, in 1996, some businessman from South Korea, we call it — "the emperor K." through front companies in Sasebo intensively conducted in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky profitable business for the purchase of scrap metal for the South Korean Pohang Iron and Steel Company. During operation of the entrepreneur has established a tight fit business affairs with Russian soldiers. A year later, in 1997, unknown to the representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation came at him with a tempting offer for the sale of scrap metal from ballistic missiles that were to be written off. This commercial offer, in turn, showed intrigued by the exploration of outer South Korea — then called the State Security Agency of the planning, it is now referred to as the National Intelligence Service. The agency recruited businessman "Emperor K." to implement a hidden purchases are undercover or anything does not mean scrap metal from the Russian Federation fully combat-capable ballistic missiles or as a last option parts — with a view to the forthcoming research and the likely introduction in the development of their own South Korean missile programs. Businessman "Prince K. "worked very splotchenno with agents APN in Vladivostok.

With the intention of taking a very combat-capable missiles "sovereign K." distributed between its Russian partners in Kamchatka false information Tipo intrigued by big South Korean companies in the acquisition of high-quality "missile" scrap metal and the willingness of customers to pay for this "crazy" means. Russian partners in exchange for their own agreement to sell a South Koreans want to "iron" were impressive bribes and kickbacks. For example, one senior "officer" — the head of one of Far-missile technology base — was paid $ 700 thousand for the assistance and the "lack of unnecessary questions." In financial and criminal "share" was and still a number of regular officers of lower rank.

Purchase of the individual missile units was activated in 1998. Elements of ballistic missiles were exported from the territory of missile base, on a specially prepared site in the town of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, where carefully camouflaged in the middle of scrap metal. So Makarov were removed, two units of the first stages with engines, also the right amount of components that allowed by June 1998 to collect the entire ICBM, which is also a significant forethought camouflaged in a pile of scrap metal everyday. Transportation of parts was carried out only NIGHT MODE in order to disguise the cargo from the watchful Russian and U.S. reconnaissance satellites.

At the end of November 1998, everything was ready to be shipped to South Korea and acquisitions, coupled with 5 tons of scrap metal were loaded on the Russian ship to sail from Petropavlovsk in Incheon. After the arrival of the vessel at a given point in a period of 3 days was on the discharge, and December 2, 1998 under the cover of night illegally consigned from Kamchatka Russian ballistic rocket without any problems was transported by road to the building APN. "It was the most unforgettable moment" — recalls businessman "Sovereign K.," which March 13, 1999 was marked by state merit — the medal "For outstanding contribution to the state security."

Later, "the emperor K." managed to crank out two similar abduction Russian missiles. December 2, 2000 in South Korea from Kamchatka were taken a few more knots of ballistic missiles, including elements of the head (which was a triumph for the entrepreneur), and November 10, 2001 — the first three stages with engines.

But it is not bad, usually completes in a moment when in 2007 "prince K. "after 6-year hiatus and decided to check on their businesses in the Russian Far East, on arrival in Vladivostok, he was detained at the airport and expelled from the territory of the Russian Federation on suspicion of espionage. Unclear whether in the course of events from the Russian secret services initial step, the export of missiles or "come out" to "sovereign K." Some time later, and his other mischief.

"Prince K "asked for help in obtaining Russian visas through exploration LDCs and South Korean Foreign Ministry, but they refused to assist him out of fear that their indicative assertiveness may be a precursor of disclosure operations from 1998-2001., And the deterioration of relations with Russia. Abandoned and resentful at their own Government is who at one time he had the invaluable service "prince K. "the ultimate in revenge he took the risky decision to tell the abduction of Russian missiles — which he did correspondents Chosun Ilbo.

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