Source Pravda.Ru

UN Cyprus plan failed to heed the sides' opinions

The plan of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on the Cyprus settlement did not take into account the opinions of the sides concerned, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Monday.

"Mr. Annan's plan has not been approved. We are sorry that this plan did not heed the opinions of the two sides, though the fundamental resolution envisaged the need to complete this plan with due account for the two Cypriote sides' opinions," said Mr. Lavrov.

According to the foreign minister, Moscow believes that the attempts to approve this plan in the UN Security Council were unjustified in view of this factor.

The Russian foreign minister emphasised that Moscow was still hopeful that the positive achievements on the Cyprus issue would be maintained, and that the goodwill mission initiated by Kofi Annan a few years ago would be continued to find a new solution to be supported by both Cypriote sides.

Mr. Lavrov believes that the referendum held on Cyprus on Saturday reflected the will of the Cypriote peoples.

Comments
Russia strongly opposed to reinstating death penalty
Russia's new torpedo carrying 100-megaton nuclear warhead nullifies USA's Prompt Global Strike
Can Russia perform under Soviet flag during 2018 Winter Olympics?
What lies beneath Iran protests
Report about USSR's unique lunar mission declassified
US diplomat makes fool of himself in the Netherlands
Report about USSR's unique lunar mission declassified
German experts name Russia's most dangerous weapon
German experts name Russia's most dangerous weapon
Russian poultry stuffed with antibiotics and dangerous bacteria
Keys to understanding the world from Feminism - Science and Feminism
Sheep disrupt the work of US missile defences in Romania
The Large Families that rule the world
Russians name their biggest sexual taboos
Russia's new torpedo carrying 100-megaton nuclear warhead nullifies USA's Prompt Global Strike
Ukraine suspicious about Russia's intention to give away rusty ships to Kiev
Keys to understanding the world from Feminism - Science and Feminism
You're invited to death penalty: Barbaric traditions of world's most progressive states
Russia's new torpedo carrying 100-megaton nuclear warhead nullifies USA's Prompt Global Strike
Russia's new torpedo carrying 100-megaton nuclear warhead nullifies USA's Prompt Global Strike
Russian poultry stuffed with antibiotics and dangerous bacteria