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Ukrainian-Russian coordination in Donbas finished

OSCE special monitoring mission in Donbas informs on 14 December, the Ukrainian Armed Forces representative to the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) in the JCCC headquarters in government-controlled Soledar (79km north of Donetsk) shared with the SMM a letter from the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation informing Ukraine that the Russian Federation would withdraw its Armed Forces officers from the JCCC. Russian media motivate it with facts of hateful and aggressive attitude from Kiev-controlled state security towards Russian officers.

Since 2014 when conflict in Donbas broke out JCCC has been the only one body for communication between Ukrainian and Russian military forces. Russian decision practically makes existence of the Center senseless.

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