Kim Jong-un is Putin’s latest backer in the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Kim jong-un is putin’s latest backer in the russian invasion of ukraine

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North Korea plans to send thousands of workers to help rebuild cities and towns in the Russian puppet states of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic in Ukraine’s Donbas region. The offer, which was made public by Russia’s ambassador to North Korea, marks a new level of diplomatic ties between two nations who went their separate ways decades ago. Why is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un suddenly interested in backing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine? And what does it mean for North Korea’s nuclear programme?

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The Donbas or Donbass is a historical, cultural, and economic region in south-eastern Ukraine, and bordering Russia.

In March 2014, following the Euromaidan and 2014 Ukrainian revolution, the Donetsk and Luhansk “People’s Republics” took control of areas within the region with support from Russia. Russia recognised their independence in February 2022. No other country recognises the independence of the areas.

Before the war, the city of Donetsk (then the fifth largest city in Ukraine) had been considered the unofficial capital of the Donbas. Large cities (over 100,000 inhabitants) also included Luhansk, Mariupol, Makiivka, Horlivka, Kramatorsk, Sloviansk, Alchevsk, Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk. Now the city of Kramatorsk is the interim administrative centre of the Donetsk Oblast, whereas the interim centre of Luhansk Oblast is Sievierodonetsk.

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Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.

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