Russia intends to withdraw its officers from JCCC, - OSCE

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian Ministry of Defence sent the letter announcing the withdrawal
15:56, 16 December 2017

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The Ministry of Defence of Russia intends to withdraw the Russian Armed Forces officers from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination in Donbas, according to the report by the OSCE SMM.

It is noted that the OSCE SMM received a letter from Russian Ministry of Defence, saying that they would withdraw their officers from the centre.

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“On 14 December, the Ukrainian Armed Forces representative to the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) in the JCCC headquarters in government-controlled Soledar (79km north of Donetsk) shared with the SMM a letter from the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation informing Ukraine that the Russian Federation would withdraw its Armed Forces officers from the JCCC,” the report says.

The Joint Centre for Control and Coordination is the group that supervises that the sides of the conflict abide by the Minsk protocol. It consists of representatives of Ukraine, Russia, and the militants. The centre started working on Sep. 26, 2014 in Soledar, Donetsk region.

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