The OSCE mission in Ukraine announced the intention of Russia to withdraw its military from SCCC
Special OSCE monitoring mission (SMM) in Donbas, announced about the Russian decision to withdraw their officers from the Joint center for control and coordination (SCCC). “On 14 December, the representative of the Ukrainian armed forces at the JCCC headquarters of the JCCC, located in government-controlled Soledar (79 km North of Donetsk), the SMM handed over a letter from the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation stating that the Russian Federation is going to withdraw from the territory of Ukraine the officers of its armed forces from SCCC”, — stated in the SMM.
We will remind, on 7-8 December in Vienna hosted a meeting of foreign Ministers of the OSCE countries. The situation in the East of Ukraine affected both the General sessions and in the bilateral format. Thus, on 7 December Sergei Lavrov discussed with the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry Pavel Klimkin question of exchange of prisoners between the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk on the one hand and Kiev on the other.