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Russia reaffirms “principled stance” on Cyprus problem

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Tuesday reiterated Moscow’s principled stance on the Cyprus problem when asked about the country’s position on the possibility of resuming peace talks after the elections in Turkey, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) reported.

Zakharova noted that Russia favours a solution based on international law, according to UN Security Council resolutions.

She added that there is no need to impose timetables, ready-made recipes or pressure on the people and that Russia believes it is essential for the people themselves to find a final solution.

The most important thing is to consider and assess the legitimate interests and concerns of the two communities on the island, Zakharova said.

She noted that Russia is working with Turkey on numerous international and regional issues, and the Cyprus problem was “no exception”.

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