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Russian officer from JCCC banned from entry to Ukraine for three years

Source : 112 Ukraine

He illegally visited occupied Crimea
12:17, 20 December 2017

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The Russian officer that was a member of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) was banned from the entry to Ukraine for three years due to the illegal visit to occupied Crimea through Russia. Oleh Slobodyan, the Affiliate of the Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported this at Facebook.

‘The Russian officers that were the members of the JCCC yesterday left Ukraine. The execution took place at ‘Hoptovka’ checkpoint in Kharkiv region. The officer, the lieutenant colonel that visited temporary occupied Crimea through the checkpoints closed by the Ukrainian government was determined during the execution’, Slobodyan claimed.

Related: Russia’s withdrawal from JCCC to worsen humanitarian situation in Donbas

The officer confirmed during the conversation that he entered Crimea through temporary closed ‘Simferopol’ checkpoint. The border guards banned him from the entry to Ukraine for three years on the basis of the current legislation.

As we reported Russia decided to withdraw its representatives from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination in Donbas(JCCC) on December 19.

Related: After UN resolution, de-occupation of Russia-annexed Crimea should become the next step

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.

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