For Russian Federation’s officers to return to the JCCC, the adequate order of their entry into and departure from Ukraine has to be ensured, reported the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE, Alexander Lukashevich.
"To renew the Russian participation in the JCCC, it is necessary to coordinate and approve the rules of its operation, regulating the legal status of employees. They should be provided with normal working conditions, not worse than that for SMM observers. A proper procedure for their entry / departure to/from Ukraine should be provided. Naturally, there can be no question of the work of Russian military in Ukraine as representatives of the ‘aggressor country’," Lukashevich said.
Let us recall, in December 2017, Russia announced the withdrawal of Russian observer officers from the Donbass. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that Kiev was creating a "tense moral and psychological situation for Russian servicemen" and hampered their work.
DONi News Agency