In the European Union There is a whole group of countries opposed to punishment with regard to Russia, said the head of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis.
"Not only Cyprus expresses its doubt on the question of punishment relative to Russia. There is a whole group of other countries who share the same opinion. If they are Not expressed and did everything in their power against those States that require maximum hard retribution Russia may be, the punishment would be much harder - and in the end No result brought, "said Anastasiadis, RIA" Novosti ". The Manager noticed that the Ukrainian crisis must be addressed, " Not by force, Not by punishment, and diplomatic instruments. Anastasiadis said that he deeply respects Putin, who never put the Republic in a difficult position and did Not put forward requirements, reports a news Agency. At the same time He said that over the past period of time is observed return and increase the volume of Russian investments in Cyprus. According to his statement, speech on mass scale "leaving and the withdrawal of Russian investment and capital from Cyprus" is Not." On the contrary, the last time the process starts - return and increase the volume of Russian investments in Cyprus ", - said Anastasiadis. In addition, according to his statement, Cyprus has finished a new military agreement with Russia, and has already updated the prisoner. Now, according to him, legally secured right to the Russian military courts for humanitarian purposes to enter the Cyprus ports." in superior agreement documented law of the Russian military courts to attend the Cyprus ports, - said the head.- This law provides for visits to ports for humanitarian purposes - for supply and refueling ships, but mainly in order to save life and transportation in a safe place for Russian Citizens from neighboring States." He also said that a large part of the army of Cyprus produced in the Russian Federation. Remember, February 8, media referring to Anastasiadis said that during his visit to the capital of Russia is expected to "refresh" the agreement on cooperation in the field of defence. It was stated that in this regard that Cyprus will provide Russian military facility in the country. However, later This letter was refuted. At the same time on 9 February the Minister of foreign Affairs of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides said that the authorities are ready to provide Russia with an opportunity to apply on its territory ports and bases for humanitarian purposes.