Parliament of Cyprus does not support sanctions against Russia

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March 28, parliament of Cyprus demanded the government not to join the sanctions against Russia. Cyprus House of Representatives (the parliament) adopted a resolution demanding the government to make a stand against sanctions and other measures that may damage relations with Russia.

The resolution called for “the executive authorities to refrain from any action, including international organizations, which may damage the relations between Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation.” It notes that, jeopardizing extremely important ties with Russia, which “has always supported the Republic of Cyprus in the critical moments of its history,” the authorities may risk the vital interests of the country.

30 deputies from all opposition parties voted for the resolution. One lawmaker from the ruling “Democratic gathering” voted against, and 15 – abstained.

Source: Itar-Tass