State Department calls Zakharova’s comments on US military buildup in Cyprus “absurd”

The State Department says the comments on Cyprus, made by the Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova are absurd.

In reply to a relevant question, a State Department spokesperson said that in November the United States and Cyprus signed a non-binding statement of intent expressing both countries’ desire to explore opportunities to deepen bilateral security cooperation on a wide range of issues including counterterrorism, disaster response, cybersecurity, and anti-money laundering.

The Russian portrayal of this signing as plans for a military buildup is characteristically absurd, the Spokesperson added.

Last Wednesday, TASS reported that Zakharova told journalists that Moscow will have to take response measures in case of a military buildup by the US in Cyprus.

Source: Cyprus News Agency