Cyprus Reluctant to Give Russian-Made Weapons to Help Ukraine

NICOSIA — Squeezed into supporting European Union sanctions against Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, Cyprus is reportedly split over whether to meet an American request to send Russian-made military equipment to Ukraine.

Kathimerini first reported the United States proposal that would see the gear acquire by the Cypriot National Guard going to Ukraine to help fight Russian forces, Cyprus’ Defense Ministry against the idea, the paper said.

The ruling Democratic Rally party supports it and it wasn’t said why President Nicos Anastasiades doesn’t overrule his defense officials although the sticking point is that the deal with Russia forbids sending the weapons to other countries without Russia’s permission and licensing.

It wasn’t explained how that could be if Cyprus bought and owns the equipment but the report said the government initially wanted to meet the US request because it wants Washington to lift an arms embargo.



NICOSIA — The governments of eight European Union member states said Friday the situation in Syria should be re-evaluated to allow for the voluntary return of Syrian refugees back to their homeland.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Sour Patch Kids Oreos? Peeps Pepsi? What’s Behind the Weird Flavors Popping Up on Store Shelves

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio.

SYDNEY  — The Australian and New Zealand governments announced Tuesday they were sending planes to evacuate their nationals from violence-scorched New Caledonia.

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee said Monday that they raised more than $51 million in April, falling well short of the $76 million that Donald Trump and the Republican Party reported taking in for the month.

PHILADELPHIA - Pro-Palestinian protesters ignored a request by Drexel University's president to disband their encampment on Monday as arrests linked to campus demonstrations against the Israel-Hamas war surpassed the 3,000 mark nationwide.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.