LARNACA - The cross-examination of former Foreign Minister Marcos Kyprianou began today in the trial at Larnaca court over the deadly Mari naval base explosion of 2011.
Monday he gave his testimony in writing, expressing his bitterness at being prosecuted.
He is accused causing death by failing to take precautions and negligent homicide.
Facing the same charges are former defence minister Costas Papacostas, former national guard deputy chief Savvas Argyrou, former fire service chief Andreas Nicolaou; deputy fire chief Charalambos Charalambous; and former disaster response squad commander Andreas Loizides.
A total of 13 people died when containers full of confiscated ammunition exploded on July 8, 2011.
Tuesday the prosecution underlined differences in the statement he made yesterday and those he was quoted as making in the minutes of an official meeting regarding the explosives in February 2011.
His defence objected strongly saying that producing these confidential minutes in court violated his client’s right to a fair trial.
The cross-examination will continue Wednesday.