Turchynov has warned of the intensification of the war after the exit of Russians from SCCC

The Secretary of national security and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said that Russia has withdrawn its officers from the Joint center for control and coordination in the Donbas in order to step up military action.

About it reports “112 Ukraine”.

“We cannot exclude that they derive their officers in order to begin the revitalization of not only military provocations, and already hostilities. But the Armed forces are ready to reject any provocations”, – he said.

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According to the NSDC Secretary, Ukraine will exert every effort to solve the problem and prevent de-escalation of political and diplomatic means.

He also compared the situation of ancient Carthage, an enemy of the Roman Empire. Turchynov remembered that every speech in the Senate of Rome begins with the words “Carthage must be destroyed”. So I need to destroy Carthage.

We will remind that earlier the Russian officers of the composition SCCC crossed the border with Ukraine and returned to Russia.

December 18, the Russian foreign Ministry has announced the withdrawal of Russian JCCC representatives from the Donbass. As their representatives, allegedly, “has faced serious difficulties because of the position of the Ukrainian authorities.” The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine called the move another provocation.

“Russia withdrew its officers from SCCC, which is a tool of the establishment of the cease-fire right before the strong escalation of violations of ceasefire. Only Ukraine suffered some of the worst fighting, from February 2017. The decision about the world depends on Russia,” – wrote in Twitter, the special envoy of the US State Department on Affairs Kurt Volker.

The joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line was established in 2014 with headquarters in the Donetsk region. It was a joint group of Ukrainian and Russian officers, who controlled the observance of the Minsk agreements.

The Ukrainian JCCC representatives in the Donbas also on December 19 left the occupied part of the profit in Soledar, located on the territory controlled by Ukraine.

The representative of Ukraine in the tripartite contact group for security Yevhen Marchuk said that Russia is ready to back his officers of the Joint center for control and coordination in the Donbas.

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