(QHA) -

The Ministry of Foreign Relations of DPRK announced that Pyongyang considers Crimea's unification with Russia absolutely justified.

John Dong Hak, the Director of Press and Information of the Ministry wished the Russian people to adequately protect their interests because of the events in Ukraine in the face of fierce anti-Russian campaign "imposed by the United States and Western countries."

Pyongyang is convinced that "the Russians will withstand pressure and sanctions from the outside world under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin."

"The Russia's position is just in decisive defending its national interests," – concluded the Ministry Foreign Affairs's representative.

The United States, The European Union, as well as Canada, Japan and Australia have imposed sanctions on the Russian Federation as the policy of non-recognition of  Crimean annexation by Russia.