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originally posted by: noeltrotsky
The fact they are willing to use such political means to recover from a bailout will surely shake the EU and NATO's faith in Cypress as well as Greece. You could very well see both out of the EU and NATO entirely at some point.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
So I don't know what the EU/NATO can say really.
CAIRO, February 8. /TASS/. Egypt highly appreciates Russia’s support and wants to build closer relations on the basis on the experience the two countries already have, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said in an exclusive interview with TASS Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Egypt.
Russia and India added their voices on Monday to China’s call for a new world order and endorsed Beijing’s plans to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war.
The foreign ministers of the three nations met in the capital for talks just a week after US President Barack Obama made a high-profile trip to India
originally posted by: JiggyPotamus
Now any nation who allows Russia the use of their military bases or territory should take heed, because of what Russia did in Crimea. Perhaps Russia's new strategy is to annex smaller states by first gaining access to them, instead of outright invading them. A very modern form of the Trojan Horse if you will.
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
Didn't Cyprus hit a banking crisis and the banks were forced to take around 15% from everyone's accounts?
Which citizens looked to take the biggest hit? Russians.
Russia bailed the banks for its citizens and bought a percentage of the country along with it. No doubt that was part of the bailout conditions, airbase and naval base. Just very surprised NATO countries (many E.U countries) allowed this to occur.
The Cyprus dispute is an ongoing conflict on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus between the population of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, as well as between their respective states, the (internationally recognised) Greek Cypriot-controlled Republic of Cyprus and the (recognised only by Turkey) Turkish Cypriot-controlled Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.