The President regrets the Russian officers SCCC

© RIA Novosti / Igor Maslowprice in photomontages Pushilin. Archival photoThe President regrets the Russian officers SCCC© RIA Novosti / Igor Maslowprice the image Bank

The forced retirement of officers of the Russian Federation from the Joint center for control and coordination of the ceasefire (SCCC) will not bring positive results in the conflict settlement in the Donbass, said Monday the envoy of the self-proclaimed DND in the contact group Denis Putilin.

SCCC was established from officers of the General Staff of the Russian Federation and Ukraine on behalf of the presidents of Russia and Ukraine after the Minsk agreements that were signed to resolve the conflict in the Donbass. On Monday, the Russian foreign Ministry said that the Russian side is suspending its operations in the framework of the JCCC in the East of Ukraine because of the difficulties caused by the actions of Kiev. Representatives of Kiev in SCCC also intend to leave the territory of the DNI, stated in the Republic.

«This decision for the Russian side forced, and no positive changes in the process of peaceful settlement of the conflict will bring. Moreover, I expect only deterioration of communication on such an important area as security, including in the maintenance of the regime of silence and containment of fire,» — said Pushilin.

Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry recalled that the SCCC has faced serious difficulties because of the position of the Ukrainian authorities. Kiev, for example, strongly objected to any document regulating the functioning of the centre. Attempts to resolve this issue at the bilateral level, at the site of the Minsk contact group or in the «Normandy format» were not successful.