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Ukraine breaks diplomatic relations with North Korea after recognition of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics

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kyiv accused Pyongyang of “serious violation of the Ukrainian Constitution, the UN Statute and the fundamental norms and principles of international law “.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine announced on Wednesday the rupture of relations diplomatic relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, hours after Pyongyang recognized the independence and sovereignty of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

“We consider this decision as an attempt to undermine sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by Pyongyang and a serious violation of the Ukrainian Constitution, the UN Statute and the fundamental norms and principles of international law,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry’s announcement comes hours after North Korean representatives delivered official notes of recognition to both republics. For his part, the leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Denís Pushilin, stated that this decision “will be the basis for further development of relations also in the economic field.”

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