The finance minister of Cyprus praised the country for its stellar compliance with international sanctions, especially in upholding recent measures against Russia. Cyprus is consolidating its sanction enforcement units to enhance efficiency, ensuring exemptions to lessen the impact on citizens while aligning with global security efforts.
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The United States has targeted Cypriot shipping firms Azoria Shipping Company Limited, Elixon Shipping Company Limited, and Glorina Shipping Company Limited with sanctions, in a bid to disrupt financial support for Russian aggression on the second anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine. The crackdown on maritime connections highlights the strategic enforcement by the US to impede Russia’s financial inflows and hold accountable those enabling or engaging in sanction evasion, with broader implications felt in Cyprus and beyond.
Hundreds of individuals marched in Nicosia for peace and solidarity with Palestine, calling for a ceasefire and an end to violence and occupation. Organized by the United for Palestine – Cyprus movement, the demonstration also promoted the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) initiative to pressure for Palestinian human rights and freedom.