The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that Kyiv broke off diplomatic relations with North Korea in connection with the recognition of the last independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.
In a statement, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed “strong condemnation of the decision of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”, considering this decision “an attempt by Pyongyang to undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
“In response to such an unfriendly act, Ukraine announced the severance of diplomatic relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” Kyiv said.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that political and economic contacts with North Korea do not exist due to international sanctions imposed against this country.
Earlier Wednesday, North Korea recognized the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. On the same day, Kim Sun, Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the UN, indicated that the DPRK government is fully prepared to support Russia’s position on the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.