By Apostolis Zoupaniotis in New York
UN Security Council resolution 2263 on the renewal of the mandate of UNFICYP, through adopted unanimously on Thursday, was approved amid discord between Russia on one hand and Britain and the US on the other.
Egypt was also critical of the absence of a direct reference to Turkey’s occupation.
The Russian ambassador described the system of guarantees of Cyprus` independence and territorial integrity a “relic” of British colonial rule, and the British ambassador talked about maintaining a fine balance in the question of Cyprus.
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