“Agreement-myth and myths” characterizes the Russian Foreign Ministry what was originally written in the Turkish media about alleged discussions between Turkey and Russia with the aim of a supposed mutual recognition of Crimea as Russian territory and the Occupied Territories in Cyprus.
In a statement, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “Recently, we have seen an increase in activity aimed at international recognition of the illegal state formation in Northern Cyprus and we call for steps to be taken that are likely to increase tensions between the communities. We call for the avoidance of anything that could upset the balance of power on the island. “
Answering a question from the Athens News Agency, Maria Zakharova also reaffirmed Russia’s “unchanged” and “well-known” position on the Cyprus issue, saying: “We are consistently in favor of a solution within international law, which is based on the resolutions of the UN and provides for the creation in Cyprus of a bi-zonal, bi-communal Federation with a single international legal status, sovereignty, citizenship and we support the efforts made by the UN Secretary-General, in the resumption of the inter-Community negotiation process “.
Russia: The territory of our country has never been and will not be the subject of a bargain
The Russian representative also pointed out that any suspicion of “bazaars” is unacceptable and argued that “the Republic of Crimea is an integral part and one of the most dynamically developing members of the Russian Federation. The territory of our country has never been and will not be a bargain. It is tantamount to provocation that some publications think of such a thing for us».
In fact, he described not only “wrong”, but also “dangerous” the parallels “between the Russian Crimea and the so-called” TRNC “”, because such fantasies disorient the international public opinion, undermine trust and generate negative emotions, including on the issue of the settlement of the Cyprus problem “.
As part of the weekly briefing of Russian journalists and foreign press correspondents, Maria Zakharova announced that on October 21, Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulidis will visit Moscow and meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. .