During the conversation, the two presidents analysed the current economic situation in Cyprus, including within the context of Eurogroup proposals for overcoming the crisis. Nicos Anastasiades briefed Vladimir Putin on the decision recently passed by the Parliament of Cyprus refusing the bailout deal proposed by Eurogroup. For his part, Vladimir Putin once again expressed concern about possible measures that could harm the interests of Russian legal entities and citizens.
During the conversation, the presidents of Russia and Cyprus agreed to continue consultations on this issue both in a bilateral format and with the European Commission. In accordance with the arrangements made by the two leaders, Cyprus finance minister and other high-ranking officials will visit Moscow tomorrow.
Vladimir Putin invited Nicos Anastasiades to visit Russia at any time convenient for him.
The telephone conversation was initiated by the Cypriot side.