Klintsevich called the condition of Russia’s return to SCCC

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotobanka of the Presidium of the General Council of United Russia Franz Klintsevich. Archival photoKlintsevich called the condition of Russia’s return to SCCC© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

Russia may return to JCCC, if he becomes capable body, said RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.

Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel macron demanded the return of the Russian officers in the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire (SCCC) in the Donbass.

«I think that the return of the Russian officers SCCC may be realized. Of course, on one condition. We are talking about the transformation of this center into a real instrument of control over the situation in Donbass», — said Klintsevich.

According to him, the Russian officers have not simply mean, as to determine the running of the centre along with all the other participants.

Klintsevich stressed that the request of the German and French sides of Russian participation in the SCCC «very significant». «In Europe realize that without Russia as one of the guarantors of the Minsk process of peaceful settlement of the internal Ukrainian crisis is impossible in principle,» he said.

The Senator noted that the withdrawal of Russia from the JCCC has only one reason: «wanting to be extras in a body which does not solve anything». Russia has plenty of other opportunities to influence the situation, said the Klintsevich.

«Let me repeat: we are ready to return to JCCC, if he becomes really viable,» said he.

Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry said that the Russian side is suspending its operations in the framework of the JCCC. In the Russian Ministry recalled that SCCC has faced serious difficulties because of the position of the Ukrainian authorities. Later, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin allow the return of the Russian officers SCCC in that case, if Kiev will stop the provocative actions against them and give them the opportunity and conditions to perform their functions.