On Sunday evening, the drillship “Stena Ice Max” of ExxonMobil arrived at block 10 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone, in order to proceed to two drillings. US warships are present in the area to protect the works of ExxonMobil. The US have also implicitly warned that they will not tolerate any violation of Cyprus’ sovereign rights and its power to exploit its energy sources.

The first drilling will start in the next days and will last until mid-December, while the second drilling will start right afterwards and will be completed by end of January. The findings will determine the next steps.