International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2022)

Recognition of Donetsk and Luhansk as a country by Russia reviewing from state recognition theory


Anom Suryo Nindito, Joko Setiyono

Donetsk and Luhansk declared their independence from Ukraine in April and May 2014. The issue of the freedom of Donetsk and Luhansk is inseparable from existing political problems, even this independence has faced opposition from Ukraine itself, the existence of Donetsk and Luhansk that declared themselves as a country in April and May 2014 was not recognized by any government until Russia declared that Donetsk and Luhansk were sovereign states on February 21, 2022, but can Russia's recognition of the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk be justified? and how can the United Nations organization's refusal to recognize the birth of the Donetsk and Luhansk states be justified? This writing is expected to explain that the recognition of the birth of a new country, namely Donetsk and Luhansk, is an international political problem and is closely related to legal issues because the recognition of the establishment of a government certainly has legal consequences, especially the relationship between the government that gives recognition and the recognized country. Apart from the recognition of other countries towards the Donetsk and Luhansk countries, it does not affect the existence of the two countries, including Russia's recognition of the founding of the Donetsk and Luhansk countries that the United Nations rejected.
Download  |  Pages : 80-83
How to cite this article:
Anom Suryo Nindito, Joko Setiyono. Recognition of Donetsk and Luhansk as a country by Russia reviewing from state recognition theory. International Journal of Law, Volume 8, Issue 6, 2022, Pages 80-83
International Journal of Law