DPRK recognizes independence of LPR, DPR
Following Russia and Syria, DPRK is the third country to recognize the independence of Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea's (DPRK) embassy in Moscow told Sputnik that the DPRK announced its recognition of the independence of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) and the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
"We confirm [the recognition of the DPR, LPR]," the DPRK embassy stated, adding that the corresponding note was sent to the Russian embassy in Pyongyang.
In another context, the DPRK's ambassador to the UN, Kim Song, said that the country is prepared to support Russia's stance on the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.
"The government of the DPRK is fully ready to support the position of the Russian Federation… concerning Donetsk and Lugansk," Kim Song said.
Previously Syria has recognized the independence of the two nations, DPR and LPR, and Damascus has been looking at frameworks and formulae to open its diplomatic mission there according to the Syrian ambassador in Russia. Syria was one of the first countries to support and recognize the independence of the two nations and is looking to develop social, political, and economic relations with them.
It is important to note that, on June 16, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad congratulated the delegation on liberating the greatest part of the Donbass region, considering that Russia and Syria are fighting one battle against one enemy, adding that the United States is backing terrorists and neo-Nazis.
Al-Assad explained that the main battle is against the West's hegemonic policies, stressing that countries that defend their sovereignty must build strong relationships among themselves to enhance their positions and achieve the interests of their peoples.
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