US special envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker said that Russia’s withdrawal from the joint center on control and coordination for ceasefires (SCCC) is a disgrace and disregard for the attempt to provide a real de-escalation of violence. About it reports UKRINFORM.

“Yes, it’s a shame that Russia is out of this coordinating body. Now really need to try to ensure a de-escalation of violence. Violations of ceasefire are terrible,” said Walker.

He is convinced that Russia is “faking”, that her power and command not in control of the situation on the ground. Thus, to refer to the separatists in order to solve the problem with the violation of the truce – “it’s not really a realistic way,” said Walker.

He also said that in 2017 “the worst in terms of violence” during the conflict in the Donbass. While Walker drew attention to the fact that last night violations reached its peak for the current year.

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.

Today, December 19, the Ukrainian and Russian military representatives at the JCCC, together left temporarily occupied by militants areas of Donbass.

Walker has called a “disgrace” Russia’s withdrawal from SCCC 20.12.2017

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