The document on the decision to recognize the independence of the republic was presented to the Ambassador of the DPR Olga Makeeva by the Ambassador of North Korea to Russia Sin Hong Chul. The DPR said that the parties “agreed on further steps to establish diplomatic relations” jpg” alt=”Pushilin said that the DPRK recognized the DPR” />
North Korea recognized the independence of the DPR, this is “another victory” diplomacy of the republic, said the head of the DPR Denis Pushilin.
“The international status of the Donetsk People's Republic and its statehood continue to strengthen. <…> We are grateful to the people of the DPRK for such significant support of the people of Donbass,— Pushilin wrote on his Telegram channel.
He noted that North Korea's decision to recognize the DPR will serve as “the basis for the further development of relations in the economic sphere.”
“Bilateral partnership will increase the geography of trade for the enterprises of our states. I am sure that we will have active and fruitful cooperation,— concluded the head of the DPR.
The authorities of the DPRK have not yet officially announced the recognition of the DPR. RBC turned to the DPR embassy in Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the government of the DPR for comments.
The document on the decision of the government of the DPRK to recognize the independence of the republic was presented to the Ambassador of the DPR Olga Makeeva by the Ambassador of North Korea to Russia Sin Hong Chol, according to the Telegram channel of the DPR representative office in Russia. It also published a photo where they shake hands. “Also, the parties agreed on further steps to establish diplomatic relations,” — the message says.
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Russia recognized the DPR and LPR within the borders of the regions on February 22. Western countries, including the European Union and the United States, criticized this decision and imposed new sanctions. Ukraine does not recognize the independence of the republics of Donbass and considers these territories occupied.
In addition to Russia, the DPR and LPR have recognized Abkhazia, which is a partially recognized state, as well as Syria. After that, Kyiv severed diplomatic relations with Damascus. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that they regard the decision of Syria as an unfriendly act, an encroachment on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.