Ukraine is breaking off diplomatic relations with North Korea, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. As it was added, this is a response to the country’s recognition of the independence of the separatist republics in Donetsk and Lugansk.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns the decision of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to recognize the so-called “statehood” of the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Ukraine.
“We recognize this decision as an attempt by Pyongyang to undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, a clear violation of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Statute of The United Nations and the main principles of international law. The recognition by the North Korean regime of the ‘subjectivity’ of the Russian occupation regimes in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts is invalid and will have no legal consequences and will not alter Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders. In response to such an hostile act, Ukraine announces a break in diplomatic relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Political and economic contacts with the DPRK are not being implemented due to international sanctions imposed on the country, “the statement reads.
Kuleba: the isolation of the Russian Federation will soon reach isolation of the DPRK
– Appeal Russia to the DPRK for support in the legitimacy of the seizure of part of Ukrainian territory by force says more about the toxicity of Moscow than Pyongyang. Russia has no more allies in the world, with the exception of the countries that depend on it financially and politically, and the level of isolation of the Russian Federation will soon reach that of the DPRK. Ukraine will continue to react as strongly as possible to violations of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, emphasized Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
On Wednesday morning, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea announced that it recognizes the separatist republics of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and the “Luhansk People’s Republic” as independent states. They are puppet regimes subordinate to Russia, which was the first to recognize their “independence”. To this day, apart from Russia, it has only recognized the subjectivity of quasi-states Syria.
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