Sigmar Gabriel, the Foreign Minister of Germany noted the necessity to assure Russia to return its representatives to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination in Donbas. He claimed this at the joint press conference with Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
‘It is very important to assure the Russian government to take part in the JCCC. It is important for Ukraine to have a direct contact with Russia. We want to assure and do everything possible to stop the revoke of the Russian officers and return them to this mission’, he said.
As we reported Russia decided to withdraw its representatives from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination in Donbas(JCCC) on December 19th.
This decision was made due to a new order of entry to Ukraine and the introduction of a duty to inform about your intention to visit the country in advance in electronic form for Russian citizens scheduled for January 1st, 2018.
The Joint Center for Control and Coordination is a group created to monitor compliance with the Minsk Protocol, which includes representatives of the Ukrainian and Russian sides, as well as the fighters of the “LNR” and “DNR” militants. The Center started its work on September 26, 2014, in Soledar, Donetsk region.