UNFICYP condemns attack on UN patrol vehicle

23 May 2022

UNFICYP condemns attack on UN patrol vehicle

Nicosia - The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) condemns an attack by unidentified perpetrators against a UN patrol vehicle on the evening of Saturday, 21 May. 

The incident took place at around 10pm inside the buffer zone, approximately three kilometers east of Geri/Yeri. The perpetrators fled towards the south in a vehicle.

A UN patrol vehicle was damaged in the incident, thankfully no peacekeepers were harmed or injured.  

Deliberate attacks targeting peacekeepers constitute a serious crime under international law. UNFICYP welcomes the thorough investigation being conducted by the local authorities and calls on them to bring the perpetrators to justice swiftly. 

The mission is monitoring the situation closely and has stepped up patrols by our peacekeepers in the area to ensure that calm and stability is maintained.