Reuters reports that, The so-called “DPR” in the Donbas (Donetsk People’s Republic) on February 21 and Leaders of the People’s Republic of China (Luhansk People’s Republic) to celebrate the independence of these two territories Putinappealed to.
Separatist leader Denis Pushilinin Putin’s appeal says:
On behalf of all the people, I ask you to make the People’s Republic of China independent, democratic and legal and social please recognize it as a state. We also ask that, DXR and Friendship also includes the defense field between Russia and consider the possibility of concluding a cooperation agreement.
Another separatist leader Leonid Pasechnik while he writes:
Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, I ask you to ask for the sovereignty of the Luhansk People’s Republic in order to prevent the massacre of the population of the republic, of which 300,000 are Russian citizens. and I ask for recognition of its independence. “
One week ago, Russia’s State Duma passed an appeal to Putin to recognize the independence of two separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine.
The West has said that the recognition of separatist regions in Ukraine will be considered a gross violation of international law.