Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany and Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia agreed to continue the discussion of the issues necessary to restore the fully realized work of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) in Donbas as Ria News reported.
'The leaders of Russia and Germany agreed to continue the discussion of the open issues the solution of which is necessary to restore the fully realized work of the JCCC. The agreement is achieved that the assistants of the leaders of both countries will additionally work on the conditions that will make possible the return of the Russian officers to the JCCC', the message said.
Moreover, the politicians spoke on the fastest exchange of the prisoners and supported the Christmas truce announced by the Trilateral Contact Group.
As we reported Russia decided to withdraw its representatives from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination in Donbas(JCCC) on December 19.
This decision was made in connection with the new order of entry to Ukraine and the introduction of a duty to inform of the intention to visit the country in advance in electronic form for Russian citizens scheduled for January 1, 2018.
The Joint Center for Control and Coordination is a group 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.