The Russian embassy in Nicosia "denies any negotiations on the launch of a direct air link", according to a response from the Russian state agency RIA-Novosti, which asked about reports in the Turkish press announcing direct flights to the occupied territories.
"The Russian Embassy has never held any kind of talks on this issue. We did not take any action in this direction. This issue was not discussed with any of the sides through the embassies. Russia's position on the Cyprus settlement has not changed," a spokesman for the Russian embassy told the agency, without being named.
In fact, according to the same Russian representative's words, as conveyed by the Russian agency, "the embassy does not comment on speculations and uncorroborated statements of individual media."
Russian diplomatic sources in Moscow earlier described the relevant reports as "fabrications of the Turkish press", but there were no other official statements on the matter.
[This article was translated from its Greek original]