During the last months, the conditions of stay on the territory of Ukraine of Russian officers from the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the issues of the cease-fire regime and the stabilization of the situation (JCC) by the efforts of the Ukrainian side have become much more complicated- stated the colonel.
According to him, they are "already openly discriminatory in nature" and concern not only the fulfillment by Russian officers of their duties under the JCCC, but also questions of basic life activity.
For example, according to the regulations approved by the Ukrainian leader of the JCCC, freedom of movement of the Russian military around the building in Soledar, in which they work and live, is limited to the maximum, Korotkov noted.
All movements in the building, according to the Ukrainian document, Russian officers can only carry out, accompanied by - or, more correctly, “under guard” - armed national guardsmen of Ukraine. It is allowed to go out to fresh air in front of the building, accompanied by the National Guard, for no more than ten minutes at the end of each hour.- noted the colonel.
Attempts to block the activities of Russian representatives in the activities of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE continue, he added.
It should be noted that the Kiev authorities regularly sabotage the work of the Joint Control and Co-ordination Center, said earlier Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He noted that personally the Ukrainian President Poroshenko is doing everything possible to make the stay of Russian officers at the Center unbearable.
Kiev, Lavrov stressed, is interested in having the Center stop its work, but for now it was not possible to achieve this, the Ukrainian authorities are doing everything necessary to turn it into a non-functioning structure.