N.Korea to Send Workers to Russian Puppet State Donetsk
In a sign of solidarity between global pariahs, North Korea is discussing the dispatch of laborers to the Donetsk People's Republic, founded by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, to rebuild infrastructure there.Denis Pushilin, the head of the DPR, told a local TV station that Donetsk is in discussion with North Korea over the dispatch of workers and an advance team from North Korea will visit Donetsk soon to make a final decision on what they could do there. The North Korean regime made good money from labor export to various corners of the world before the UN Security Council banned the practice. Pushilin said the DPR and North Korea are also in consultation about establishing embassies in each other's countries. "We have exchanged notes," he said. "Diplomatic relations are being established in the framework of recognition." Like the Luhansk People's Republic, the DPR is a Russian puppet state proclaimed in 2014 in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbass. On Feb. 21, three days before its invasion of Ukraine, Russia recognized their independence on the pretext of protecting ethnic Russians there. Only Syria and North Korea have also recognized them, while Belarus, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Sudan support Russia's recognition of them.