DONETSK, July 21. /TASS/. Russian representatives at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) have proposed establishing cameras at checkpoints along the contact line in Donbass, the defense ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Thursday.
"Russian representatives in JCCC recently came forward with an initiative to set up cameras at all border checkpoints," Donetsk News Agency quoted DPR defense ministry as saying.
Such measures will allow to ensure security of civilians that use checkpoints, as well as control when a checkpoint opens and closes. Moreover, cameras will also help to monitor to the situation on both sides of the contact line.
The proposal was submitted for consideration to the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). SMM told Donetsk News Agency that they plan to set up more cameras in east Ukraine but did not clarify where. SMM added that the mission currently has three cameras in Avdeyevka and near Shirokino.