North Korea declared Crimea a Russian region. On Thursday, October 12, reports the Russian Embassy in the DPRK in Facebook.
“The Republic respects the results held in the Crimea referendum on joining the Peninsula to the Russian Federation, considers the results legitimate and in full conformity with international legal standards,” reads the post.
The Embassy added that Pyongyang officially stated its position on this issue when voting in the UN. Same opinion as in the Crimea, the country adheres to in respect of the Kuril Islands.
A North Korean publishing house “Science encyclopedia” has released a new political Atlas of the world in which Crimea painted in the Russian colors.
Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 according to the popular vote, in which more than 90 percent of the residents were in favor of this decision. Ukraine, USA, European countries and most countries in the world do not recognize the referendum as legitimate, Moscow stressed that the plebiscite was conducted in compliance with all international laws.