The representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, described the imposition of a solution plan on the Cyprus issue as unacceptable, commenting on the information about a “British plan”. He also expressed Moscow's support for Security Council resolutions, which provide for a two-zone bi-communal federation solution, and said any changes to key parameters should be reconsidered by the Security Council.
Speaking during a briefing at the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday, Ms. Zakharova said Russia supports the international community's efforts to reach a just, lasting and comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem. “However, as we have said many times, there should be no pressure on either side. “It is unacceptable to impose on them an external settlement plan or strict timetables or to adjust UN assistance to the progress indicators in the talks,” he said.
The Cypriots themselves, Ms. Zakharova continued, must evaluate the various external prompts regarding the alternatives of a settlement. “As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, we support the ways in which UN Security Council resolutions have been adopted to create a bi-zonal bi-communal federation with an international personality, sovereignty and citizenship on the basis of agreements reached. from both communities of Cyprus “he said.
However, he concluded, any change in key parameters should be reconsidered by the UN Security Council.