“All this is stipulated in the agreement “On Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance”.

And he hasn't signed yet.

This is only an expression of Syria's desire.

Which in itself is beautiful, ”TASS quotes him.

He noted that in Damascus "processes are underway and it is better not to disrupt them."

“We are excitedly waiting for the signing initiative,” the ambassador added.

Earlier, the SANA agency, citing the Syrian Foreign Ministry, reported that the Syrian Foreign Ministry announced the decision of Damascus to recognize the independence of the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics.

On June 16, the head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Denis Pushilin, said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced the start of the procedure for recognizing the DPR by Damascus.

DPR Foreign Minister Natalya Nikonorova suggested that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad consider participating in an international tribunal for Ukrainian war criminals.