Donetsk and Simferopol became sister cities

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobanka. Archival photoDonetsk and Simferopol became sister cities© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

The agreement on establishing friendly relations between Donetsk and Simferopol signed on Saturday in the breakaway Donetsk national Republic, reports RIA Novosti.

Was signed by the heads of administrations of Donetsk and Simferopol Alexey Kulemin and Gennady Bakharev. It was noted that the city configured to multilateral cooperation, in particular in the manufacturing and tourism sectors.

«In light of recent events the whole world should know that we are inseparable and close», — said the head of DND Alexander Zakharchenko, commenting on the signing of the agreement.

At rallies in early April 2014, the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the creation of «people’s republics». After held in may referendum the republics declared their sovereignty, formed its own government, and in November in DND and LNR elections of heads of republics and members of parliaments.

Kiev DND and LNR not recognize, said controlled by the government of the Republic territory is occupied, and militia forces — a terrorist.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and DNR. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 10 thousand people.