Putin explained to Merkel the withdrawal of the Russian officers SCCC in the Donbass

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone conversation, discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin withdrawal of Russian officers of the composition SCCC, said on Thursday the press-service of the Kremlin.

«When discussing a crisis situation in the South-East of Ukraine, Angela Merkel was interested in the reasons for the withdrawal of the Russian officers from the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire and stabilization of the line of contact between the parties (SCCC)», — stated in the message.

In response, Vladimir Putin said that the Ukrainian authorities for a long time through various restrictions and provocations hampered the conditions of stay of the Russian military and the performance of their duties.

The work of the JCCC

Earlier, Moscow announced the termination of work under SCCC and the opinion of Russian observers from Donbass. The foreign Ministry said that Kiev has created a «tense moral-psychological situation» and interfered with work. For example, officers have restricted access to the frontline and were forbidden to communicate with the local population.

Kiev denied allegations of Moscow, describing the move as «provocation». The Ukrainian side said that also withdraw its observers beyond the control of her territory, but she is ready to continue working in the SCCC, as the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic.

In the dining room under escort

The Ukrainian military had systematically committed provocations against Russian observers from the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire (SCCC), said after returning home the head of representation the Ministry of defense of the Commission, Lieutenant-General Sergey Kostarev.

According to him, a similar situation happened during the Russians crossing the border crossing points and in the zone of conflict.

Kostarev noted that officers created the harsh living conditions and displacement: for example, in the dining room and back, accompanied by their armed escort.

The General stressed that in recent time the work of Russian observers has limited the actions of the Ukrainian security forces. «The conditions of stay of our representative office in Ukraine significantly deteriorated, and the officers of the Russian mission to the line of contact is almost blocked,» he concluded.

The increase in the number of attacks

Ukrainian security forces intensified the shelling after the release of the Russian officers from the Joint center of control and coordination for ceasefires (SCCC), said earlier the Deputy head of the operational command of the self-proclaimed DND Eduard Bacurin.

«Presently a strong belief that all work on the containment and fixation of shelling by the APU were only performed in the Russian JCCC representatives. As soon as they left our Republic, Ukraine started massive shelling of peaceful settlements with the use of 152 and 122 mm artillery, MLRS», — said Eduard Basurin told reporters.

SCCC created after the conclusion of the Minsk agreements. It is formed from the Russian and Ukrainian military on behalf of the presidents of the two countries.

Putin explained to Merkel the withdrawal of the Russian officers SCCC in the DonbassThe implementation of the Minsk agreements

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