Why the Americans intend to oust Russian ships from Cyprus

Почему американцы намерены вытеснить российские корабли с Кипра

A few days ago, during a visit to Nicosia, US State Department head Mike Pompeo called on the Cypriot authorities to "expel" Russian warships from the island. Is this yet another unfriendly step by Washington against Moscow, or is it part of a big geopolitical game in the struggle for the Eastern Mediterranean?


Today this region has become one of the most explosive points on the planet. In the struggle for the resources of the continental shelf, the official NATO allies, Turkey and Greece, as well as the historically allied Cyprus, are ready to clash with each other. France and Great Britain are demonstratively on the side of Athens, ready to provide the Greeks with their warships and aircraft. And now Washington has officially declared its interest in the strategically advantageous island. During his visit, Mike Pompeo tried to kill several birds with one stone.

First, the he made it clear to the head of the Republic of Cyprus that the entry of Russian warships on the island is highly undesirable. The mode of use of its ports by the Russian Navy is determined by the agreement on military cooperation of 2015. Our ships have the opportunity to replenish supplies there, make minor repairs, crews - to rest. This is very important, since today there are few far-field ships in the Russian fleet, and there are many ships with limited autonomy, corvettes and small missile ships operating in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Yes, there is still a base in Syrian Tartus, but the loss of Cyprus will limit the capabilities of the Russian Ministry of Defense in the region. And Russia can easily lose the island if the United States imposes sanctions against Nicosia. When choosing between money and friendship with Moscow, the Greeks are likely to choose money.

SecondlyWashington has demonstrated that it does not intend to stay away from the division of the resources of the Eastern Mediterranean. The United States, at its own expense, is building a Cyprus Land, Maritime and Port Security Center in Larnaca, which will handle and store hazardous chemical, biological and radiological materials, as well as ensure seaport security and cyber security and border control. In addition, the embargo on arms purchases by Nicosia has been weakened.

This is an unequivocal statement that the Americans intend to strengthen their presence on the island, around which the Turks, Greeks, British and French are actively dancing. By the way, there are already two large British naval bases in Cyprus. These are the "overseas territories" of the United Kingdom, not formally part of it, but completely independent from the Cypriots. The Akrotiri base is located in the south of the island, Dhekelia in the southeast. Despite Nicosia's demands to return these territories back, London retains sovereignty over them in order to be able to control the Suez Canal and the entire Middle East region.

It is likely that the United States intends to symbolically squeeze Russia out of the region and fill the resulting vacuum with its military facilities, the appearance of which can be expected in the future. Along the way, Washington makes it clear to Europeans and Turks that nothing will be decided here without it.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 15 September 2020 15: 42
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    To squeeze the US companies out of the Russian Federation in response, let them count the losses, otherwise they take on a lot.
    1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
      Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 15 September 2020 19: 23
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      But how to do it? Do you have suggestions?
      1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 15 September 2020 20: 00
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        There is. Nationalize US property in the Russian Federation and even if they eat socks there, all the same, sanctions against the Russian Federation are being introduced all the time, more and more.
        1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
          Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 16 September 2020 06: 06
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          A good offer, but Mudodonalds need to be closed or converted into a dumplings. What to do with RUSAL? Have the British insolently wring out? They can - why can't we ?!
          1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
            Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 16 September 2020 08: 10
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            It is possible and necessary. By the way, the question is not so much about McDonalds, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and American Choledeyin hotels in the Russian Federation, but about the gas and oil fields on Sakhalin, on which the Yankees laid their paws.
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 15 September 2020 17: 52
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    This is very important, since today there are few far-field ships in the Russian fleet, and there are many ships with limited autonomy, corvettes and small missile ships operating in the Eastern Mediterranean.

    - Strange, but what was Russia counting on ??? - Around ...: for a thousand miles, no support ... - there are only enemies around ... - and suddenly it could be different
    -Personally, I am already tired of saying that without a powerful fortification of the region ... in Syria ... -Russia, in fact, has nothing to do ... -And having a powerful fortification of the region ... -Russia could have created a real naval base ... - and many problems would go away by themselves ... - they simply would not appear ...
    -No, well, really ... -that's personally I don't understand ...- what can Russia hope for here ...

    Yes, there is still a base in Syrian Tartus, but the loss of Cyprus will limit the capabilities of the Russian Ministry of Defense in the region. And Russia can easily lose the island if the United States imposes sanctions against Nicosia.

    -No, well, this is just childish babble ... -Moscow that ... -thinking that it is dealing with "good Samaritans" .., ready to shoulder and disinterestedly share all Russian problems ???

    Along the way, Washington makes it clear to the Europeans and Turks that nothing will be decided here without it.

    -Yes .. who would have doubted ... - Here "some" site members were very jubilant about the fact that the Americans would give up Turkey; and Turkey will abandon the Americans ... - But no matter how ... - Why is it all of a sudden ... - NATO ... - there is NATO ... - and no one intends to lose Turkey ... - They will rather replace Erdogan in Turkey ; than they will refuse it ... -And Russia today is unlikely to be able to help Turkey ... -Won already with Assad began to disagree ...
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 15 September 2020 22: 42
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      Quote: gorenina91
      Moscow that ... - thought it was dealing with "good Samaritans" ...

      This is what you thought after 8-08-08? Irina, come out, read the informal channels independent of Murdoch and Turner. The murder of the UN peacekeepers, which the West "did not notice", led Russia first to Crimea and then to Syria. For we do not want to recognize the white Sahibs as rulers over ourselves. You have admitted that you consider yourself Indo-Papua, obedient and helpful, but Putin does not. And the Cypriots understand that it is better to have Moscow as friends, for Cyprus has already been surrendered by the "good Samaritans" from NATO. Neither British bases helped, nor American aircraft carriers, for the Sahibs from NATO do not need free people.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 16 September 2020 04: 06
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    Oyo Sarcasmi (Oyo Sarcasmi) Yesterday, 22:42
    Quote: gorenina91
    Moscow that ... - thought it was dealing with "good Samaritans" ...

    This is what you thought after 8-08-08?

    -What has changed "after 8-08-08" ??? - by all accounts ... - nothing ...

    And the Cypriots understand that it is better to have Moscow as friends,

    - "Cypriots understand" ??? - What do they understand ??? - What is better to have Moscow as friends ... - How to have it ??? -Details in the Studio ...

    Neither British bases helped nor American aircraft carriers

    -And who and what will help them ??? - The mighty Russian Black Sea Fleet; which is far from its Black Sea bases ... - And in order to get to the Mediterranean Sea ... is forced to constantly pass through the "Thunder Gates" of the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles ??? -And the Cypriots at least can refuel our Black Sea Fleet after such distant wanderings ??? -And Russian nuclear-powered ships "don't visit" there ...

    for Cyprus has already been surrendered by the "good Samaritans" from NATO. , because the Sahibs from NATO do not need free people.

    -What kind of "free people" are they ???
    Yes ... -that someone "Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi)" ... -that's obviously something, to put it mildly ... - confused ... -That's what it means ... to imagine yourself a prince among the "Indopapuans" .. . -It's sad ...

    When choosing between money and friendship with Moscow, Greeks are likely to choose money.

    -Well, and then ... no comment ...
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 16 September 2020 17: 30
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      Quote: gorenina91
      -What has changed "after 8-08-08" ??? - by all accounts ... - nothing ...

      Irina, in what trench are you still sitting? belay
      In 2008 we rejoiced every container with "Bush's legs", with tears in our eyes we thanked the saviors from hunger for every cube of "Galina Blanca". There were no Calibers, submarines were written off, the military dreamed of repairing 2012 (five) Su-5 aircraft by 27. When the Georgians abandoned their tanks, ours looked with amazement and admiration at the newest all-weather Ukrainian sights. They said about the S-400 that Russia does not need such a thing. Not a single ship, not a single submarine was built.
      8-08-08 changed everything. Where are our sights now and where are Ukrainian ones?

      After all, Murdoch and Turner ... are the two whitest "Sahib-lords", whose broadcast, trying to teach me here

      Well Duc you are driving Murdoch and Turner in their posts. Word by word. Russia is humiliated by any Ukrainian with a Honduran, ekonomikafklochya, putindozhit.
      And be careful with the third circle of the Irish mafia.

      Quote: gorenina91
      -How to have it ??? -Details in the Studio ...

      You do not distinguish a fine line between very similar, but very different in meaning, words have и have a fuck. laughing
      Since he is not proud, I will give a text that will teach you to distinguish between these nuances:
      in August 2008 Medveputy raped Saakashvili, after 6 years Putin raped Obama and Biden, however, Biden is more than Obama. As a result have what have - independent Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Russian Crimea.
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 16 September 2020 19: 08
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    What trench are you still sitting in? belay
    In 2008 we rejoiced every container with "Bush's legs", with tears in our eyes we thanked the saviors from hunger for every cube of "Galina Blanca". There were no Calibers, submarines were written off, the military dreamed of repairing 2012 (five) Su-5 aircraft by 27. When the Georgians abandoned their tanks, ours looked at the newest all-weather Ukrainian sights with surprise and admiration. They said about the S-400 that Russia does not need such a thing. Not a single ship, not a single submarine was built.
    8-08-08 changed everything. Where are our sights now and where are Ukrainian ones?

    ... - Why not remember the times of the NEP; when in a few years a huge country lost after the revolution and civil war, which the Bolsheviks raised literally out of mud and devastation ... -for 15 years it created industry and whole industries that Russia could only dream of (about the post-war years of the Second World War ... I will keep silent ... -there was something unreal in general ... -the creation of nuclear weapons and a jump into Space) ...
    -So where is someone jumped here ??? -From "Bush's legs" and from "Galina Blanca" ??? - In what "such a Cosmos" ??? -And what kind of planes and tanks (as many as hundreds; or even thousands) are produced and built by our stunted economy ... -Yes, this is just an imitation of industry; scientific and technical potential and social development of society ... -I just do not want to give more and more new arguments ... -Why and to whom to give them ...

    - "Cypriots understand" ??? - What do they understand ??? - What is better to have Moscow as friends ... - How to have it ??? -Details in the Studio ...

    - Well ... so .. - where is the answer; arguments, explanations; details ??? - Who will pay for the friendship ???
    - And how can it take place ??? - Where is something intelligible for all this ???
    - You shouldn't be fooling around ... and trying to pass yourself off as a kind of intellectual improvisation ...
    - -In general ... -personally I answer like that ... -for the last time ... -for such primitive chatter and clowning ...