- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 31, 2015

The self-proclaimed foreign minister of the pro-Russian separatists group the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) said the group plans to host a “summit of unrecognized states” such as Flanders, the Basque country and Texas.

The DNR representative, Alexander Koffman, made the announcement in a video broadcast on the local pro-separatists channel Oplot TV earlier this week, Newsweek reported Friday.

Mr. Koffman said he plans to host the summit in February or March and hopes that representatives from separatists groups in Europe and the U.S. will come together to create a “League of New States.”

“We already have agreement from representatives of these states,” Mr. Koffman said, arguing the only reason the summit has not yet happened is out of fear the gathering will make it easier for political opponents to attack them at once, Newsweek reported.

The interviewer asked Mr. Koffman if there really were in fact “seeds of support for DNR in Texas.”

“There are more than seeds. The representative of Texan independence fully supports the Donetsk People’s Republic,” Mr. Koffman said according to Newsweek.

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