South Korean media has distorted the contents of a report given by the UN Security Council expert group, saying that the experts allegedly recognized the possibility of importing Kim Jong UN Mercedes S-600 private limousines in Korea through Russia. There is nothing like this in the report, and the case involves companies from Italy, South Korea, Japan and China. According to sources close to the United Nations, the authorities intend to demand revocation from media that has published incorrect information. Conduct an “GE” investigation and study a UN report confirming this information.
there are two new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan Long 600 Guard VR9 (Maybach) bulletproof limousines seen in North Korea in February 2019. They are used as private cars of the DPRK Chairman of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN. When these machines fall under the definition of “luxury”, their inventory in the DPRK is banned by UN sanctions. In light of these facts, a group of UN experts under the UN Security Council, which is responsible for monitoring the enforcement of sanctions against the DPRK, conduct their own investigations and provide their findings to the Security Council in the annual report of 13 April 2020, which is now in the public domain.
Specifically, it was revealed that Mercedes-Benz vehicles were sent from factories in Germany to Italian companies. Cars from Germany via the Netherlands (Rotterdam) were first brought to the port of Dalian (China), from there to Osaka (Japan) and ended at the South Korean port of Busan (South Korea). There they were loaded on board DN5505, which was supposed to deliver them to the Russian port of Nakhodka. The ship sailed from Busan on October 1, 2018, after that, while in South Korean waters, shut down the automatic identification system, which made it possible to determine the location of the ship. On October 19, the ship again from the same area gave the signal, but returned to Busan with the ship and the car missing. The Russian Federation does not register arrivals or departures of DN5505 ships in any of the Far East ports.
Although the report did not say a word about the arrival of the ship at the port of Russia, however, the leading South Korean media, referring to the publication of the West English language publication NK News, Voice of America, Japanese media, which, in turn, allegedly relied on the reports already mentioned from the expert group under the UN Security Council, stated that “the UN Kim-Jong Mercedes was finally imported into North Korea via Russia.” It was stated that “representatives of the expert group under the UN Security Council suggested that the engines were finally sent to the port of Nakhodka and, from there, they were already on the North Korean cargo plane Air Koryo carried by flight from Vladivostok to Pyongyang”.
“It must be emphasized that in the UN report, no such assumptions were not made. The engine trail lost on October 1, 2018 in South Korean waters, then returned on October 19. It was added only that “the investigation continues”. In the document, there are no assumptions about transport aircraft from Vladivostok and other details that can be checked because the reports are on the Internet for free, “- said” Rossiyskaya Gazeta “sources close to the United Nations.
It should be noted that indeed almost all of South Korea’s leading media on April 18-19, announced the report to the UN Security Council, which contained findings including a history of “limousines for DPRK leaders.” Relevant publications are made by the Yonhap News Agency, Chunan Ilbo Newspapers, Ilbo Tones, Gyeongju Asia, Gyeongju from Maeil, Kukche Sinmun, broadcasting companies MBC, SBS, KBS, MBN TV, Hanguk the Gyeongju TV and many others. Everywhere he passed Mercedes-Benz in six countries, including Russia and “the assumptions of the expert group under the UN Security Council”.
Some South Korean media also determined that the conclusions of the UN experts only ended for “the loss of the ship on October 1”, showing that about the “Russian footprint” said in July 2019, only the US-based research center С4ADS, but not the United Nations. However, even this publication made headlines and summaries, including “Russian footsteps”. Other South Korean media, citing a publication specifically in NK News and “other foreign media”, only said that the report “confirmed the C4ADS assumption” on supplies via RF.
It should be noted that among companies involved in purchasing or shipping “Mercedes leaders” refers to European, Japanese, Chinese, and South Korean companies: European & Other Cars, SRL (Italy), Slevenburg and Huyser BV (Netherlands), LS Logistics & Spedizioni SRL (Italy), Dalian Shangen International Trade Co. Ltd. (China), Zuisyo Co., Ltd. (Japan), Mino Logistics Co., Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea), Hantrade Co., Ltd. (Busan), South Korea), Souda Bay Lantau 183E, DN5505. The last ship, which is likely to carry the car, belongs to the company Do Young Shipping (Marshall Islands), which is already a subsidiary of South Korea’s Jiho Shipping Co. Ltd. (Pusan). The Russian company was mentioned in the entire chain only once as FLOT-DV.LLC (Vladivostok) as a recipient in Osaka, but later the recipient was changed to Japanese Zuisyo Co., Ltd.
“Of course, history is complicated and requires further investigation. The same ship could have gone to the North Korean port on the East coast, the same Wonsan, and left the car, which would solve all the problems at once, and not make an extra detour through Discovery aircraft shipping, but this is only a conjecture … As far as I’m concerned know, the UN Committee continues this story to find out all the details, but it raises questions about why some media are after the Russian record as a partner of this scheme, even though there are no reports of suspicion. “, – said” RG “sources close to the United Nations.
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