Merkel and macron called for the return of the Russian military in SCCC

© RIA Novostirussian JCCC oversees the repair of the bridge in the village of the LuhanskMerkel and macron called for the return of the Russian military in SCCC© RIA Novosti

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, said the press release of the German government.

«They (Merkel and macron) require the return of the Russian officers in the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire in Donbass (SCCC)», which plays a very important role in supporting OSCE observers and the agreement on a cease — fire,» — said in a statement.

They also called on both parties to the conflict in the Donbas as soon as possible to implement the armistice agreement. «In view of the unstable situation in the area of security, they (Merkel and macron) call for the immediate and verifiable measures to stabilize the ceasefire», — reported in a press release.

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 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.

The contact group on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbass on Wednesday in Minsk agreed to a ceasefire for the new year and Christmas holidays from 23 December. The self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic stated that the Ukrainian security forces have violated the silence regime, shelled the outskirts of Gorlovka and near Yasinovataya.

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