During the meeting of the Trilateral contact group (TCG) on settlement of the situation in the Donbass, the Ukrainian side has expressed outrage at the unilateral decision of the Russian Federation on the withdrawal of their representatives from the Joint center for control and coordination (JCCC), stressing that it is a violation of Moscow’s commitments.
“Consider this a breach of the obligations of the Russian Federation, which she undertook in the framework of the Normandy format and Minsk process. This solution significantly increases the risks of conflict escalation represents a threat to the security of SMM OSCE on the territory ORDO . As a party to the conflict, the Russian Federation bears full responsibility for further development of the situation and ensure the security of observers of the OSCE SMM on uncontrollable the Ukrainian part of the Donbass”, – wrote at the end of the meeting in Minsk in his page on Facebook press Secretary of the Ukrainian representative in the TAG, the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma Darka olifer.
At the same time, she said, the Ukrainian side will continue its work in the usual format, working with the OSCE SMM. “We will continue to do everything for the security of mission personnel,” wrote D. olifer.
Speaking about the consequences of the withdrawal of the Russian Federation its staff from SCCC, the press Secretary of Leonid Kuchma, said the worsening security situation in the region. The established regime of silence is missing, and the part of illegal armed groups ORDO there is a disturbing trend towards the resumption of shelling of settlements.
“Only 19 December 2017, for the settlement Zaitsev was released 20 rockets RSZO BM-21 “Grad”, and on 18 December 2017 for novoluhans’ke – 40 rockets RSZO BM-21 “Grad”. The shelling Novoluganskogo injured 8 people and damaged 38 private houses, 9 flats, a kindergarten, school, clinic; half of the settlement is de-energized because of damage to power lines, partially damaged pipeline”, – napomnila.Olifer.