The Federation Council has accused Russian observers in the Donbass

The Federation Council has accused Russian observers in the Donbass

Russian military observers are unable to return to the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire (SCCC), if he becomes the “current instrument”, said the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich. About it reports “RIA Novosti”.


In his opinion, the return of the Russian officers SCCC “may be implemented”. “Of course, under one condition. We are talking about the transformation of this center into a real instrument of control over the situation in Donbass”, — said Klintsevich. in connection with the request of France and Germany to return to the Russian observers.

The reason for the termination of Russia’s participation in SCCC Senator called “an unwillingness to be extras in the body, which solves nothing.”

That observers from the Russian side need to return to JCCC, said the President of France Emmanuel macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on December 23. The two heads of the European States called their mission is important to control the situation in the conflict-ridden Donbas. In addition, Merkel and macron demanded to resume the exchange of prisoners and withdraw weapons from the contact line.

Russian observers left JCCC on December 19. The decision was published by the Russian foreign Ministry a day earlier. The reason for this act was called a “disrespectful attitude” to the group of Russian officers at the JCCC.

The reason is the new rules for entering Ukraine. According to him, now the Russians are expected to report their data local authorities. According to the statement of the MFA of Russia, attempts to handle this issue in respect of officers of SCCC without harming them “the Ukrainian side is ignored.”