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A pressure from Washington: Cyprus to close its ports for Russian warships

NICOSIA, (BM) – Cyprus intends to close its ports for the entry of Russian warships due to serious pressure from the United States, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency Aviapro.

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced his intention to lift sanctions on Cyprus if local authorities close their ports for Russian ships, which could be a very serious problem for the Russian fleet.

Read more: Turkey may limit or completely block the Bosphorus Strait for Russian Navy ships

Cyprus is extremely interested in lifting US sanctions, which has already been repeatedly reported and following the requirements of the United States, probably will close the ports for ships of the Russian Navy.

According to experts, by such measures the United States of America intends to level off Russia’s buildup of its power in the Mediterranean Sea and in the region as a whole, especially against the background of the regular sending of warships armed with cruise missiles to the eastern part of the Mediterranean.

“Washington realizes that they are losing control of the Mediterranean very quickly. A few years ago, Russian ships used the Mediterranean Sea rather as a transit section, but now the presence of Russian warships here is considered the norm, which the United States does not intend to put up with,” some military experts note.

At the moment, there are no official comments from the Cyprus authorities on this subject, however, given the situation with the possible lifting of sanctions, the authorities, obviously, are still actively considering such a step.

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