Syria severed diplomatic ties with Ukraine

In line with the “reciprocity” policy, the Syrian Foreign Ministry is cutting diplomatic ties with Kiev.

Syria announced on Wednesday July 20 that it would break it Diplomatic relations with Kiev According to the principle ofreciprocityUkraine took the same step in late June after the Syrian government recognized the independence of pro-Russian separatist republics.

A Syrian Foreign Ministry source quoted by the official SANA news agency said, “The Syrian Arab Republic decided to sever diplomatic relations with Ukraine, in accordance with the principle of reciprocity and in response to the decision of the Government of Ukraine.“.

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Ukraine breaks ties first

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on June 29 that he was ending diplomatic relations with Syria after the Damascus regime recognized the independence of the pro-Russian separatist republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. , supported by Moscow since 2014.There will be no more relations between Ukraine and Syria“, announced Volodymyr Zelensky at the time.

In late June, Syria announced it would recognize the independence of the pro-Russian separatist republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. Until now, only Moscow recognized the independence of these two Ukrainian regions in February, days before the Russian invasion began.

This is not the first time that Syria has expressed its support for territories that recognize the independence of Russia. In 2018, Damascus recognized the independence of Georgia’s breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Syria and Russia have been allies for decades, but ties have been significantly strained by the Syrian conflict and Moscow’s military intervention with Bashar al-Assad’s regime since 2015.

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