Cyprus refuses to vote for new EU sanctions against Russia


Nicosia will not vote for a new sanctions package against several Russian citizens. This was reported to Reuters by three sources from diplomatic circles.


Much more than sanctions against Crimean officials, Cyprus is worried about tough measures against Turkey due to the development of oil and gas fields in the territorial waters of this island. EU sanctions against Ankara have already been prepared, but they have decided to postpone them for now, which Nicosia is not happy with at all.

Demetris Samuel, the official representative of the Cypriot Foreign Ministry, rejects the assumption that the position of Cyprus in relation to anti-Russian sanctions and the unaccepted decision of the European Union regarding the development of oil fields by Turkey off the coast of Cyprus are somehow connected:

There is no connection between the two sanctions regimes. We are busy reviewing information about Ukrainian sanctions.


Turkey believes that it has every right to develop hydrocarbon deposits in the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus, with which Cyprus and Greece strongly disagree. In Athens and Nicosia, drilling on the island shelf is regarded as a provocation from Ankara. The EU supports their position and even imposed sanctions against Turkey in June last year.

Thus, the position of Cyprus does not allow the EU to introduce new sanctions against the Russian Federation.
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  1. Kerensky 25 January 2020 16: 25 New
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    Nicosia will not vote for a new sanctions package against several Russian citizens.

    Where is the world heading ?! Bazaar bargaining. You sugary Turkey, then we ....
    1. svp67 25 January 2020 16: 29 New
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      Quote: Kerensky
      Where is the world heading ?! Bazaar bargaining. You sugary Turkey, then we ....

      This is called POLICY and it exists exactly as long as the human community exists ... you to me, I to you ...
      1. cniza 25 January 2020 16: 41 New
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        Quote: svp67
        Quote: Kerensky
        Where is the world heading ?! Bazaar bargaining. You sugary Turkey, then we ....

        This is called POLICY and it exists exactly as long as the human community exists ... you to me, I to you ...


        And it always has been and will be ...
        1. The collective farm 25 January 2020 16: 49 New
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          Quote: cniza
          And it always has been and will be ...

          This is Victor definitely ... It was and will be!
          And damn us not a brother ... hi
      2. Starover_Z 25 January 2020 16: 57 New
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        Quote: svp67
        Quote: Kerensky
        Where is the world heading ?! Bazaar bargaining. You sugary Turkey, then we ....

        This is called POLICY and it exists exactly as long as the human community exists ... you to me, I to you ...

        And at the heart of everything is BABLO! And not always for the sake of the people ...
        1. Dmitry Donskoy 25 January 2020 17: 26 New
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          It is painfully small that CYPRUS resist all. They break it down and raise a hand. repeat
          1. Kleber 25 January 2020 17: 49 New
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            The Republic of Cyprus is a full member of the European Union, which means it has the same rights in the European Parliament as Germany.
            1. WILL 25 January 2020 22: 12 New
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              Nobody argues with this, of course, the formula One Country - One vote! But, compare the political and international weight of Garmania and Cyprus ... This is to the fact that Germany (hypothetically, as the main sponsor of the European Union) can decide how, when and where to vote Cyprus. So - this is nothing more than subtle political games.
              1. bouncyhunter 29 January 2020 21: 24 New
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                Lesha, David and Goliath were completely incompatible at one time? wink
                1. WILL 29 January 2020 21: 27 New
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                  Pasha, Cyprus somehow does not pull on David! So, the small Satyr of their own myths negative
                  1. bouncyhunter 29 January 2020 21: 32 New
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                    My friend, I was not going to dispose of the power of legendary characters. And your allegory will obviously not be ignored. And you yourself know who ... wink
            2. Zoldat_A 26 January 2020 11: 02 New
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              Quote: Kleber
              The Republic of Cyprus is a full member of the European Union, which means it has the same rights in the European Parliament as Germany.

              There is a lot to write on paper - it will endure everything.

              But in fact ... Is the squeak of Cyprus equal to the voice of Germany, France or even Italy? Come on...
              In NATO, too, formally, everyone is equal - and who rules? As our non-brothers say, "so old" ...
        2. Fat
          Fat 25 January 2020 19: 49 New
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          [/ quote] [quote = Starover_Z] BABLO! And not always for the sake of the people ...

          Far from always only that, a hundred you cry out deigned. There are still religious and cultural contradictions where money is not the goal ...
      3. bouncyhunter 25 January 2020 17: 46 New
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        Quote: svp67
        you to me, I to you

        And more often it happens like this: you - to me, I - do not owe you anything. wink
        1. svp67 25 January 2020 18: 52 New
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          Quote: bouncyhunter
          And more often it happens like this: you - to me, I - do not owe you anything.

          But, but, but, what are you hinting at, my friend?
          1. bouncyhunter 25 January 2020 19: 12 New
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            And I’m speaking directly. Nothing personal, as they like to say ... soldier
            1. svp67 25 January 2020 19: 18 New
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              Quote: bouncyhunter
              And I’m speaking directly. Nothing personal, as they like to say ...

              Something you darken, Old Man ...
              1. bouncyhunter 29 January 2020 15: 14 New
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                Seryoga, where is the darkness? hi drinks Everyone always needs mattresses - they are for anyone! yes
                1. svp67 29 January 2020 20: 00 New
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                  Quote: bouncyhunter
                  Seryoga, where is the darkness?

                  pasha hi
                  It’s already dark on the street ... even though the eye is gouged out and frosty, and STARS ... like pearls and diamonds ...
                  1. bouncyhunter 29 January 2020 20: 40 New
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                    Lucky for you, Seryoga! hi We have fog, wet snow - as a result: FIG you, not the stars! Well, if only on cognac! drinks
                    1. svp67 29 January 2020 21: 11 New
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                      Quote: bouncyhunter
                      We have fog, wet snow - as a result: FIG you, not the stars!

                      Well, in the summer and on your street “a truck with sugar will turn over”, that is, you’re lucky ... tongue
                      1. bouncyhunter 29 January 2020 21: 18 New
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                        Quote: svp67
                        on your street "a truck with sugar rolls over"

                        Nah, on my roll over with cognac! bully
                        Quote: svp67
                        that is, lucky ...

                        Seryoga, I’m already lucky: I don’t gamble. Constantly winning - not interesting ...
                      2. svp67 29 January 2020 21: 36 New
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                        Quote: bouncyhunter
                        Nah, on my roll over with cognac!

                        Yeah, that is, sugar is not needed for moonshine, well, the Master is Barin
                        Quote: bouncyhunter
                        Seryoga, I’m already lucky: I don’t gamble. Constantly winning - not interesting ...

                        I knew that I was one such person ... That is, you already have luck, but I don’t know what else to wish for you then ...
                        And I wish you all that you yourself wish, well, within reason ... tongue
                      3. bouncyhunter 29 January 2020 22: 10 New
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                        Quote: svp67
                        Knew

                        Did you know? And now where did he go?
                        Quote: svp67
                        I wish you all that you wish for yourself, well, within reason

                        This is where reasonableness appears: when making wishes, be careful - they have a bad property to come true! wink
                        I wish you wisdom and composure. I’m not even talking about health - this is something we can never buy. And therefore - to all HEALTH !!! drinks
                      4. svp67 30 January 2020 03: 40 New
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                        Quote: bouncyhunter
                        Did you know? And now where did he go?

                        He went to the valley of his ancestors ... crying
                        Quote: bouncyhunter
                        This is where reasonableness appears: when making wishes, be careful - they have a bad property to come true!

                        You are wise as a "serpent" ...
                        Quote: bouncyhunter
                        And therefore - to all HEALTH !!!

                        Schyro dyakoy
  • orionvitt 25 January 2020 17: 47 New
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    Quote: svp67
    you to me, I to you ..

    Just tomorrow, "the wind will change," and it went choppily. Everyone is always dissatisfied with something. Only some of them express their dissatisfaction in fact, others out of lawlessness. There is already someone stronger, or who has an "older brother" ..
  • Thunderbolt 25 January 2020 17: 52 New
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    Quote: svp67
    how much the human community exists ... you are me, I am you ...
    In Cyprus, we boomed a lot of babosiks, really went kickback ..?)
    1. svp67 25 January 2020 18: 53 New
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      Quote: Thunderbolt
      In Cyprus, we boomed a lot of babosiks, really went kickback ..?)

      Don’t hope ... they simply BENEFIT themselves "preferences"
    2. Zoldat_A 26 January 2020 11: 10 New
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      Quote: Thunderbolt
      Quote: svp67
      how much the human community exists ... you are me, I am you ...
      In Cyprus, we boomed a lot of babosiks, really went kickback ..?)

      In the "beautiful" for our liberals, the 90s through Cyprus pumped so much dough that you can buy two Americas. You can’t count on returns, only if through the FSB and so that we will not know this. (Well, something like with Berezovsky, only there is not the FSB, but MI-6 to the ears). The fact that Cyprus is still laundered and laundered in front of Russia ....
  • Xnumx vis 25 January 2020 20: 03 New
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    Quote: Kerensky
    Nicosia will not vote for a new sanctions package against several Russian citizens.

    Where is the world heading ?! Bazaar bargaining. You sugary Turkey, then we ....

    Joint efforts are called to achieve different goals of different states.
  • Mountain shooter 25 January 2020 16: 34 New
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    Oh, nonsense ... They will. Not the first time.
  • knn54 25 January 2020 16: 44 New
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    It turns out that ONLY Cyprus is against. That Brussels would take tough measures against Turkey.
    1. Kerensky 25 January 2020 17: 38 New
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      It turns out that ONLY Cyprus is against.

      Nikolay. A bit wrong:
      Nicosia will not vote new sanctions package against several Russian citizens.

      Just compare the pricing questions:
      1. Turkey is preparing to produce Cyprus oil.
      2. Do not let several citizens of the Russian Federation into the EU.
  • Thrifty 25 January 2020 16: 48 New
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    Now the United States will threaten Nicosia with its sanctions, or they will blackmail that they will turn a blind eye to the Turkish production of hydrocarbons in Cyprus' guides. ..
  • Nikitich 25 January 2020 16: 59 New
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    For 5 years, someone does not want to sign and as a result signs. I would not call it news
  • Piramidon 25 January 2020 17: 39 New
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    Nicosia will not vote for a new sanction package in respect of several Russian citizens.

    These citizens, apparently, have big dibs in Cypriot banks. You can not deter such sanctions.
  • Finn 25 January 2020 18: 07 New
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    Quote: Kleber
    The Republic of Cyprus is a full member of the European Union, which means it has the same rights in the European Parliament as Germany.

    Amendment. Cyprus have in the European Union.
  • Thunderbolt 25 January 2020 18: 10 New
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    Yes, independence of Cyprus is gaining ground. It is time to kick the invaders out of the island.
    P.S. And throw the British from Akrotiri into Middle-earth. and in order to put things in order. so that not a single peep for Manchester United, the whole island to root for Zenit. That's what I understand !!! good
    P.S .. Boys, an important remark. I am a patriot of my city, therefore I am a fan of KS. But, however, remumarism happened just like with the USSR in the Second World War. and in the eye / combat teams of all regions and sports clubs of the USSR. The COP was founded in the 42nd ...
  • nm76 25 January 2020 18: 33 New
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    I wouldn’t be especially happy here ... I’m immediately reminded of a very recent dance, let’s say the PA or the curtsy of Greece in our direction and instant lapel-turn to the partner)))
  • demo 25 January 2020 19: 12 New
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    Rights - rights.
    And no one has canceled the duties.
    Let's see what happens on the day of voting.
    After all, everything can unfold in one day !?
  • Avior 25 January 2020 19: 42 New
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    That's not entirely clear. And if Cyprus simply abstains or does not take part in the voting at all, it won’t be for it, but it won’t be against it either, are there sanctions or not?
    1. asv363 25 January 2020 20: 32 New
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      EC sanctions are voted by consensus, i.e. representatives of all EC member countries must vote for sanctions. T.O. the option with abstentions most likely disappears, there will be no sanctions. Similarly, when present in the hall, but refusing to vote. That's what will happen in case of no turnout, it is not entirely clear.
  • Zaurbek 25 January 2020 20: 48 New
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    They are like flint! They said no, then no.
  • Gardamir 25 January 2020 21: 52 New
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    What are you arguing about?..
    Title
    Cyprus refuses to vote for new EU sanctions against Russia
    in fact
    Nicosia will not vote for a new sanctions package against several Russian citizens.
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