The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus is aware of the reports concerning a possible opening of a Russian consulate to facilitate Russian nationals illegally residing in the Turkish-occupied areas of Cyprus in case of emergency.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, stressed in a statement the following:
“In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also notes today’s clarifying announcement by the Russian Embassy in Nicosia. In light of the above, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conducted a relevant investigation in Nicosia but also at our embassy in Moscow.
The Republic of Cyprus was and is in consultation with the Russian Federation to find ways to address this possibility in a way that is consistent with the principles of international law and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. “