Relations with Turkey do not affect our position on Cyprus problem, Russian Ambassador says

Russian Ambassador in Nicosia Stanislav Osadchiy said on Wednesday that his country always stands by the Cyprus people on the Cyprus problem, noting at the same time that Russia’s relations with Turkey do not affect its position on the problem.

Osadchiy, who was replying to a journalist’s question on a bill passed by the US Congress entitled “Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership” by Senators Robert Menendez and Mark Rubio after a meeting he had with opposition party AKEL Secretary General Andros Kyprianou, said that American objectives in Cyprus worry Russia but expressed the hope that the two countries’ bilateral relations which have developed for 60 years “will allow us to overcome these difficulties.”

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