UK Sends Plane-Load of Cash to Cyprus for Its Troops

Nicosia, Cyprus
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Nicosia, Cyprus

Britain said on Tuesday it had sent one million euros ($1.30 million) in cash to Cyprus aboard a military plane for its troops on the island in case cash machines and debit cards stop working.

"An RAF flight left for Cyprus this afternoon with 1M on board as a contingency measure to provide military personnel and their families with emergency loans in the event that cash machines and debit cards stop working completely," the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.