North Korea Recognises Donbass – But Belarus Still Reluctant! (13.7.2022) 

On June 29th, 2022, the Syrian government (led by Bashar) announced that it recognized the sovereignty and independence of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Lugansk People’s Republic”. Ukraine announced that it would cut diplomatic relations with Syria that night. Russia’s Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) allies such as Belarus, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia have yet to recognize the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Lugansk People’s Republic”. The third country to recognize “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Lugansk People’s Republic” surprisingly turned out to be North Korea! In addition to Belarus, countries with close ties to Russia include Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Iran, Venezuela, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan. These countries are now under diplomatic pressure to recognise the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Lugansk People’s Republic” as independent States.