Two Russian women hauled before Larnaca court, Monday for causing trouble at the airport thanked Cypriots and the court for a stay they said they would never forget, before being locked up.
Addressing the court, presided over by Judge Loizos Mouyi, the mother and daughter, aged 61 and 26, said they wanted to “Thank the people of Cyprus and the court for the unforgettable holidays which they offered us,” with the court replying that “This is a court. Your thanks to the CTO.”
The Russians then requested “time to contact the Russian embassy in Nicosia in order to find out what to do.”
The two were arrested on Sunday night at Larnaca airport when they refused to undergo a security check. They then reportedly attacked the police officer on duty and resisted arrest.
According to the police at around 8pm during a baggage control check, the woman and her daughter, who were due to fly home, started to shout and cause a commotion.
The officers on duty tried to explain to them that the baggage check was carried out on all passengers as a matter of security but they attacked the officer, resulting in their arrest.
The women deny any wrongdoing and the court set bail at €500 each, an amount they could not stump up, leading to their being ordered to remain in custody until their trial on November 22.