Russia withdrew its officers from SCCC on the eve of the escalation of the situation in the Donbass. This was written by the representative of the US State Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker on Twitter.
“Ukraine has suffered the worst fighting of all-time in February 2017. The decision about the world depends on Russia,” he said.
Earlier, Walker also said that Russia’s withdrawal from SCCC is a disgrace and disregard for the attempt to provide a real de-escalation of violence.
18 December 2017, Russia has stated that it withdraws its representatives from JCCC in the Donbass. The aggressor state has also accused Ukraine of creating “serious difficulties” in the work of the centre.
19 December, the Ukrainian and Russian military representatives at the JCCC, together left temporarily occupied by militants areas of Donbass.