Violations of relevant UNSCRs, as in Varosha, should be addressed, diplomat tells UN

The presence of UNFICYP shall continue to be indispensable for Cyprus for as long as part of it remains under foreign occupation” Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN, Polly Ioannou told the joint general debate in the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly at its 76th session on Monday, noting the force needs to respond to unilateral attempts for military gains on the ground, as well as to violations of the military status quo, such as in the case of Varosha in Cyprus.

In a statement, Ioannou expressed gratitude to the Member States that have contributed military and police personnel to UNFICYP throughout the years and paid special tribute to those peacekeepers who have sacrificed their lives while serving in Cyprus, from , Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, India, Ireland, Kenya, Slovakia, Sweden and the Uni

Source: Cyprus News Agency