Russia is ready to return to the Joint Control Center in Donbas only if LPR and DPR representatives also invited

The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Grigory Karasin, called for the return of Russian officers to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire in the Donbas (JCCC).

In an interview with TASS, he said that Russian officers were ready to return to the JCCC in the Donbas after the mandate is approved and the representatives of the DPR and LPR are included in the mission.

"A joint center should have a mandate, that is, an established and approved procedure for processing documents and the procedure for their actions, in short, a document that would determine many things and guarantee the predictability of the Russian military's stay in this center. In addition, we believe that Donetsk and Luhansk should also be represented in the center, which is also an important condition," Karasin said.

The Russian military servicemen who were part of the JCCC left the Donbas on December 19th. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia explained the withdrawal of the military of the JCCC with the request to provide fingerprints.

  JCCC, Donbas, Russia, Ukraine