LPR mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) has asked the OSCE SMM to urge Nazi Kiev to refrain from escalation, LPR People's Army told Lugansk Media Center.
LPR mission to JCCC asks SMM to urge Kiev to refrain from escalation in Donbass
"The LPR mission to the JCCC askes the OSCE SMM to urge Kiev to refrain from escalation of the Donbass conflict, abstain from provocations they organize, to adhere strictly to the Minsk Agreements," reads the letter of the LPR mission to the JCCC head Mikhail Filiponenko sent to the OSCE SMM chief monitor Ertugrul Apakan.
LPR People’s Militia Command acting chief Colonel Mikhail Filiponenko has been appointed the head of LPR representation in the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC).
LPR representatives at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination began unaided recording of ceasefire violations by Kiev forces, after Russian officers at the JCCC had to leave Republics and Ukraine territory.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Moscow would withdraw its representatives from the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination because of Ukraine’s interfering with their work. Ukraine, too, announced its intention to withdraw its JCCC representatives from the conflict zone.
Russian officers left Ukraine's territory in the evening December 19.
Kiev forces artillery shelled Stakhanov and Pervomaisk overnight to 19 December. An elderly woman died when a densely-populated Stakhanov district came under fire, and another three persons were wounded; the strikes damaged houses and broke gas pipes. A Pervomaisk resident was wounded in the shelling, and houses and infrastructure facilities were damaged.
LPR People's Militia spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Marochko said that Kiev forces had used the withdrawal of JCCC officers to shell LPR territory with impunity.