State Department asks Cyprus to halt visits of Russian Navy vessels to its ports


The United States welcomes the efforts of the Republic of Cyprus to fight money laundering but continues to urge the Cypriot government to halt Russia’s regular navy port calls, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Palmer, in a letter to the President of the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) Nick Larigakis.
Both issues were a prerequisite for lifting the 33 year old Arms Embargo, according to laws signed in December by President Trump.

The President of AHI sent – on April 22, 2020  – a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, asking the U.