The US-led airstrikes on Russia has had repercussions all over the world, the Cyprus is no exception. In this case, though, it is the British who are wary of staying in the country as they fear a retaliation from Russia.
Such a reaction is only obvious since the tornado jets that had fired on Syrian chemical weapons centers flew from none other than RAF Akrotiri.
Cyprus has a noticeable British, with over 25,000 of them living on the island and more than 10,000 visiting on holiday annually.
According to a defense source, it is highly unlikely for the Russians to attack. A contingency plan to let people get out has been kept out regardless.
The Britons themselves aren’t all that confident, however, and are saying that they have very little trust in the defense’s statements. Their conviction is not entirely dumbfounded, given Russia’s not so subtle outrage on the matter. Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s US envoy recently warned that the Allied bombing raids “will not be left without consequences”.
In the meantime, chiefs of the Air traffic control system have warned possible “missile activity” in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Airlines too are exercising caution over the matter, with both Air France and EasyJet re-routing their flights.