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Russia's withdrawal from JCCC aims to accuse Ukraine of ceasefire regime violation

Source : 112 Ukraine

Defense Minister noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready for the change of the situation
12:39, 20 December 2017

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Stepan Poltorak, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine thinks that the withdrawal of Russia from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) in Donbas aims to accuse Ukraine of the violation of the ceasefire regime. He claimed this before the government’s session as 112 Ukraine reported.

‘Yesterday Russia left and the situation at the front line deteriorated and the attacks from the multiple rocket launcher system and 152-mm artillery systems began. We saw true colors of such decision of Russia after the withdrawal. It was made to accuse us of the violation of the ceasefire regime, however, they wait for this and violate the ceasefire regime themselves’, the minister said.

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Poltorak emphasized that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are ready for the change of the situation.

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.  

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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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