The Ukrainian side of the Joint center for control and coordination (JCCC) reported that representatives of the ORDO stopped security advanced patrol bases of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Gorlovka (not controlled by Ukrainian authorities), in view of what happened and urged the Russian side to JCCC to support the activities of the special mission.
“The Ukrainian side of the JCCC expresses its concern and strongly condemns the actions of the ORDO that from 24 September to unilaterally stopped to protect front line patrol base of SMM OSCE in the settlement of Gorlovka, and qualifies as a gross violation of the Minsk agreements”, – stated in the message of the Ukrainian side of the JCCC, published on page press center ATO in Facebook on Tuesday.
In the SCCC noted that such actions are of provocative character and is a gross violation of the mandate of the OSCE SMM.
“Together with the recent incidents of restriction of freedom of movement of the mission and its UAV attacks on the uncontrolled Ukrainian government territory – links in a chain and have a goal – to intimidate the representatives of the mission and hinder their effective work on the territory of the ORDO and ORLO”, – assured the Ukrainian side of the JCCC.
In this regard, the Ukrainian side of the JCCC urged the Russian side to take urgent measures and to promote the OSCE’s special monitoring mission on the territory of the ORDO and the astronomical clock. “It is necessary to consider that the issue of security as representatives of the OSCE mission, and officers of the Ukrainian side of the JCCC in the territory of the ORDO and ARMATURE within the competence of the Russian side of the JCCC,” the report says.