Cyprus denies reports of import of Crimea barley
The Foreign Ministry has dismissed press reports of allegations of an import of 4,603 tonnes of barley originating in Crimea on June 23. It said that investigations conducted by the authorities “revealed that there was no import of cereals originating in Crimea into the Republic of Cyprus”.
The announcement points out that the European Council at its meeting on March 20-21 unanimously condemned the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to the Russian Federation and emphasised that it will not recognise it.
It added that the authorities “are duly informed about the adoption of the abovementioned binding EU legal acts and are taking all necessary actions.