Cyprus mulls letting Russian warplanes land at airports

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said there was a “dialogue between the governments of Cyprus and Russia on the matter of facilities for humanitarian and emergency purposes”.

He told reporters that France, which is also waging an air campaign in Syria, had “requested facilities for returning aircraft on operations so if there is an emergency situation they can land at Cyprus airports”.

Cyprus was obliged by law to offer similar facilities to other countries in emergency situations, particularly when lives are at risk, Kasoulides said.

“International law requires that help is given in an emergency situation and there is agreement. With Moscow there is a legal drafting process for an agreement also,” he added.

Full article: Cyprus mulls letting Russian warplanes land at airports (Spacewar)

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