YEMEN Press Agency

Sanaa supports Moscow’s recognition of ‘Donetsk and Lugansk’ independence

SANAA, Feb. 22 (YPA) –  Sanaa government on Monday evening declared its support for “Russia’s recognition of the independence of the Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk.”

“We support the recognition of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent republics,” Said Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a member of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, in a tweet, adding: “We call for restraint and non-slippage in a war intended to drain Russian capabilities.”

Earlier, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad confirmed that Damascus is ready to recognize the Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk.

“President Assad has said that Damascus will be ready to recognize  the Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk,” said Dmitry Sablin, Member of the State Duma.

For his part, Chechen President Ramadan Kadyrov reiterated his full support for the decision to recognize the Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk, noting that it is the only way out of the current political impasse.

On Monday evening, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognized both Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics as independent from Ukraine.

President Putin,  the presidents of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics also signed separate agreements on friendship, cooperation and assistance between Russia on the one hand, and the Donetsk and Lugansk republics on the other.