Syria Severs Diplomatic Relations with Ukraine

Russian ally Syria announced it is has formally broken diplomatic ties with Ukraine.

The move comes after Ukraine severed diplomatic relations with Syria on June 29 in response to Syria recognizing the independence of the Russian-backed breakaway republics. of Luhansk and Donetsk.

“The Syrian Arab Republic has decided to break diplomatic relations with Ukraine in conformity with the principle of reciprocity,” a Syrian foreign ministry statement said on Wednesday.

Russia and Syria have developed close ties after Putin intervened in Syria’s civil war tipping the balance of power in Syrian dictator Sy Bashar al-Assad.

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