Cyprus allowed Russia to use an air base in Paphos

Cyprus allowed the Russian armed forces to use an air base "Andreas Papandreou" in Paphos. The parties came to an agreement in the negotiations of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Cypriot counterpart Ioannissa Kasoulides in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which ended yesterday. It is reported by the Cypriot newspaper "Fileleftheros."

This agreement expands the already existing agreement between Moscow and Nicosia, which allows Russian ships come to refuel in Limassol.

It is reported that the agreement will be formally ratified at the next meeting of the presidents of Russia and Cyprus, Vladimir Putin, and Nikos Anastasiadis.

The theme of the talks between the Russian and Cypriot side at an economic forum was also the question of debt restructuring island state to Russia.

Add that in early 2012, the media reported that the opening of the Air Force base in Paphos interest of Israel. However, these rumors are not subsequently materialize.

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