A Russian publication has reported that Cyprus has agreed to allow Russia to establish air and naval bases in its territory, causing a major stir within the EU community.
The news was first reported by Lenta.ru and went viral all across Europe and beyond. If it is true, Russia would be able to stage a dagger right in the heart of EU community in the Mediterranean.
Cyprus is a member of the European Union that has shown the least enthusiasm for sanctions against Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.
The official base agreement is expected to be signed on Feb. 25, according to Lenta.ru, one of the most popular online newspapers in Russia with close ties to the Kremlin.
Full article: Report: Russia to establish military bases in EU member Cyprus (World Tribune)
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