Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin and some fifty other prominent Irish politicians are no longer allowed to enter Russian territory. Russia announced it. The measure is a response to Western sanctions due to the war in Ukraine.
” On the orders of Brussels, Ireland is conducting an aggressive anti-Russian propaganda campaign, ” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. In addition to Martin, the list includes Irish Foreign and Defence minister Simon Coveney, Finance minister Paschal Donohoe, senators and people’s representatives.
“The Irish government unconditionally supports the unilateral restrictive measures taken by the European Union against Russian citizens who seek to isolate our country internationally,” the ministry said.
“Immoral and illegal war of Russia”
In response, Prime Minister Martin tweeted that he will not apologize for speaking the truth about “Russia’s immoral and illegal war”. “We support the Ukrainian people,” the prime minister said. Coveney said Ireland”will not apologize for remaining on the side of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, on the side of Ukraine and the right side of history.”