News Local Russia follows developments in Cyprus' EEZ with concern, its Foreign Ministry says

Russia follows developments in Cyprus’ EEZ with concern, its Foreign Ministry says

Russia is following the developments in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus with concern, a press release issued on Monday by the country’s Foreign Ministry has said.

“In connection with incoming reports on the visit of yet another Turkish ship to conduct geological prospecting in the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus, we are watching with concern the developments in this area. We believe that any violation of Cyprus’s sovereignty can only hinder conditions for a durable, viable and fair resolution of the Cyprus issue,” the Russian Foreign Ministry noted.

It went on to add that “we urge all countries to refrain from steps leading to the buildup of a crisis potential in the Eastern Mediterranean, to display restraint and political wisdom, and to strive to resolve any dispute through dialogue and respect for each other’s interests.”

“There is an obvious need to relaunch the intercommunal negotiating process on a settlement in Cyprus as soon as possible with a view to finding solutions based on relevant UN resolutions. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, we are ready to support such efforts,” the press release concluded.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory.

Turkey issued in May a navigational telex, announcing its intention to start drilling off Cyprus until September 3. Since May 4, the Turkish drill ship “Fatih” is in an area that falls within the EEZ and continental shelf of the Republic of Cyprus.

A second Turkish drill ship, “Yavuz”, arrived off the island’s northeastern coast on Monday. Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez was quoted by state-owned Anadolu news agency on Saturday as saying the Yavuz drillship would start drilling within a week.

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus has strongly condemned Turkey’s new attempt to illegally conduct drilling operations in the east of Cyprus, close to the Karpasia peninsula, within the Territorial Sea of the Republic.

(Cyprus News Agency)

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/cyprus-says-turkish-drill-ship-off-its-coast-serious-sovereignty-breach/

Top Stories

12-new covid cases at the same levels, nothing from abroad or schools

  12 new cases of Covid-19 were detected in Cyprus over the past 24 hours out of a total of 3 thousand 338 diagnostic tests. The...

Cyprus extends support to Armenia as FM calls counterpart

  Cyprus has expressed its deep concern over the escalating situation in Nagorno Karabakh over the past 48 hours and condemned 'the Azeri violation of...

International concern over Karabakh, as energy corridor is threatened (latest)

  Clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the volatile Nagorno-Karabakh region, reigniting concern about instability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines transporting...

38 tomorrow, close to 40 Tuesday and a drop on Wednesday

  The warm air current affecting the island will take temperatures a touch under August levels over the next 48 hours, with 38 tomorrow and...

War fears in Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan clash with civilian casualties

  Armenia declared martial law and mobilised its male population after clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in which sources on both sides...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...