U.S. Embassy: Ceasefire in Donbas depends on Russia's decision
The United States Embassy to Ukraine says that the ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, depends on Russia's decision.
"The JCCC's work began 4 years ago today. Imagine what it might have achieved if Russia hadn't withdrawn in 2017! The decision is Russia's – stop the aggression, respect Ukraine's sovereignty, and participate productively in conflict resolution," the embassy tweeted on Wednesday, September 26.
As was reported, the Russian foreign ministry announced on December 18, 2017, it was recalling officers serving at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) in Ukraine, accusing the Ukrainian side of allegedly obstructing their work and limiting access to the front line.
Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the decision considerably undermined the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas.