United States Department of Defense: “We are aware of Russia’s pressure on having naval and air bases in Cyprus”

United States Department of Defense spokesperson Vanessa Hillman stated that they are aware of the fact that Russia is exerting pressure on South Cyprus to open its air and naval bases.

Hillman answered the questions of AA reporter on Russia’s attempts to establish military base in South Cyprus.

Stating that there has been long-term military, economic and cultural relationship between Russia and South Cyprus, Hillman said: “We are aware of the fact that Russia is exerting pressure on South Cyprus to open its air and naval bases. If there will be anything new about the relationship, we are going to evaluate this.”