December 20, 2017 – FRN –
Russia has ceased its work at the Joint Center for Monitoring and Coordinating the ceasefire in Donbass.
The officers had left the territory and crossed the line of demarcation. Their exit was late by 12 hours due to the fact that the Ukrainian side refused to give security guarantees. The reason for the departure of the Russian military is the creation by Kiev of unacceptable conditions for their work. As for the Ukrainians, they seemed to be waiting for the termination of the center’s work in order to intensify the shelling of the people’s Republics.
A sharp aggravation of the situation is reprted along the entire line of contact. Under the fire of the Ukrainian amy are villages near the Sea of Azov, Donetsk, Dokuchaevsky, Gorlovka, Luhansk, Pervomaisk and Stakhanov. There are victims among civilians.