Cyprus has decided to unload the Monchegorsk
On February 13, the government said in a statement that it had decided to unload the Cypriot-flagged vessel's cargo and "keep it in Cyprus".
The Republic of Cyprus has decided to unload the material on the ship Monchegorsk and keep it on Cyprus
"The Republic of Cyprus has already informed the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee of its decision," it added.
"Unloading the cargo does not involve any danger."
Later, Defence Minister Costas Papacostas told the Associated Press: "There are no weapons. There is material that could be used in the manufacture of munitions."
On Tuesday, Cypriot Foreign Minister Marcos Kyprianou said the UN committee had ruled that the Monchegorsk was in "clear" breach of UN sanctions, but he did not specify what had been found on board or name the cargo's destination.
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