PM Mitsotakis condemns attack against UNFICYP on Cyprus
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke on the phone with the President of the Cyprus Republic Nikos Christodoulides on Friday, said Greek government sources.
The Greek premier expressed his strong condemnation for the unacceptable assault of Turkish Cypriots against members of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) in the area of Pyla, sources noted.
Greece and Cyprus are fully coordinated so as to take relevant actions at an international level, it was added.
FM unequivocally condemns attack against UNFICYP on Cyprus
The Greek Foreign Ministry in an announcement on Friday unequivocally condemned the unacceptable attacks of Turkish-Cypriots against members of the UN peacekeeping force on Cyprus (UNFICYP) that attempted to block unauthorised road construction works inside the dead zone near Pyla, referring to the attack against UN’s peacekeeping forces on Cyprus and the occupation forces attempt to create fait accompli.
The Foreign Ministry’s statement follows:
“We unequivocally condemn today’s unacceptable assault by Turkish Cypriots against members of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), who attempted to block unauthorized road construction works inside the buffer zone near Pyla.
The attempt to create faits accomplis within the buffer zone constitutes a flagrant violation of the status quo, while the assault on members of a UN peacekeeping force is an act of contempt for International Law.
Illegal construction works must stop immediately. Any kind of activity that would further escalate the situation should be avoided.
Such actions do not contribute in any way to the UN’s efforts to resume talks on resolving the Cyprus issue.
Greece is in full coordination with the Republic of Cyprus and will take all appropriate actions within international organisations and towards governments.