(PatriotWise.com)- Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be ramping up tensions with everyone except China and North Korea. The Russian leader last week told the President of the Republic of Cypris, Nikos Anastasiadis, that unilateral actions taken in the country by Turkey are a violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789.
Could this be something that the U.S. and the West might actually be able to agree with Russia on?
The office of the Cypriot government revealed the contents of a letter from President Putin responding to a letter from President Anastasiadis. In it, he says that he carefully read the May 14 letter which expressed concern about the possible change to the status quo in the nation.
Cyprus is split into two regions. Northern Cyprus is officially the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” – however, the entire island is considered by the Turkish government to be Turkish territory. Much like the Irish issue, where the island of Ireland is split into the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom’s Northern Ireland territory, Cyprus is split by political tensions and increasing pressure from the Turkish authorities to retake the entire island.
In Putin’s letter, he stressed that Russia would promote the creation of new favorable external conditions and work to resolve the issue in Cyprus through negotiations to avoid military conflict. He also said that all five permanent members of the United Nations’ Security Council must be involved in the negotiations to figure out a solution for the country.
If President Putin is actively working against Turkish aggression, that’s a good sign…although, isn’t it ironic that the leader of Russia, who regularly intimidates neighboring countries and reclaims land that he considers to be Russian, is actively working against another country that is trying to do the same?