Syria recognizes independence, sovereignty of Donetsk, Luhansk -state news agency
DAMASCAS, June 29 (Reuters) - Syria officially recognized the independence and sovereignty of the two breakaway regions of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, state news agency SANA said on Wednesday, citing a foreign ministry source.
The Syrian presidency had affirmed its intention to build relations with the two breakaway republics in February.
Reporting by Lilian Wagdy; Writing by Lina Najem; Editing by Catherine Evans
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