Poland asked the Russian military to return to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire in Donbass (SCCC). This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic, published on the website of the department.
“The number of ceasefire violations in the Donbas has reached a level that has not existed since January 2017,” the document says.
The foreign policy department noted that the tension increased after Russia withdrew its representatives from the SCCC. “We express the hope that the Russian side will take a decision on an immediate return to the SCCC,” the statement says.
As reported by TASS, 75 Russian officers from the SCCC were withdrawn from the territory of Ukraine on December 19. The Russian Foreign Ministry explained that Kiev refused to document the functioning of the center, interfered with the activities of Russian servicemen, forbade communication with local residents.
According to the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, for the Defense Ministry also entered into force on January 1, 2018 requirements for foreigners entering Ukraine to provide “redundant personal information and biometric data, as they contradict the requirements of the Russian legislation on the status of a serviceman.”
A source: lenta.ru