LUGANSK, July 14. /TASS/. North Korea’s recognition of the independence of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) is a manifestation of its support for the fight against Nazism, LPR’s Foreign Minister Vladislav Deinego told TASS on Wednesday.
"The letter [to the LPR] offers words of support for the people of the Lugansk People’s Republic, words of support for our struggle for independence in the confrontation with the Nazi aggression and the United States’ satellites, who have consolidated to create in Russophobic hysteria a kind of a hotbed around the Russian world," he said.
According to Deinego, Pyongyang expressed support for the LPR in its efforts "to defend its right, its understanding of life, perspectives, and ideals."
North Korea’s recognition of the sovereignty and independence of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) expands the LPR’s possibilities on the international arena, Deinego told.
"Naturally, this North Korea’s steps will influence the life of the Lugansk People’s Republic significantly <…>. It expands possibilities of the Lugansk People’s Republic and consolidates its status on the international arena," he said, adding that North Korea’s lead will be followed by other countries.
"I think that following this step, other countries will see that the Lugansk People’s Republic is not an ephemeral entity, but a real state, which has proved its right to statehood," he added.
Earlier on Wednesday, North Korea recognized the sovereignty and independence of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republic. DPR’s head, Leonid Pasechnik, wrote on his Telegram channel that he is sure that LPR’s partnership with North Korea will be long-standing and fruitful.