IRELAND is advising people to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine, Taoiseach told Dail today.
Michael Martin describes UkraineThe situation is “serious” and urges Irish citizens not to come to the country.
“It’s a very serious situation and we will call for a de-escalation of tensions regarding the thousands and thousands of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border,” he told the Daily newspaper.
He said there were “fundamental principles” at stake, adding that “Ireland wants a diplomatic solution, not only to the current situation but to the illegal annexation of Crimea.” That is the position of Ireland.”
Taoiseach added: “We have updated our travel advice, we recommend that people avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine.”
And the boss of Fianna Fail said Ireland and other EU colleagues support sanctions if an invasion occurs.
“I earnestly hope that doesn’t happen, and if a de-escalation of aggression is possible, I think the world will breathe a sigh of relief as the world is trying to get through Covid-19,” he said. and all its effects.
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“Now, to go through another crisis, possibly due to an invasion, I think it’s going to be very, very difficult for the whole world to deal with.”
And Martin also said Russia’s planned military exercises off the coast of Ireland next month are not welcome.
He told Dail it wasn’t a regular occurrence, even though it was technically legal.
Meanwhile, a fishing fleet of about 50 Irishmen has a plan protest against the proposed Russian military operation off the coast of Ireland by sailing into the waters near where the rocket will be launched.
The Russian Navy plans to sail to international waters 240km off the coast of Ireland next month to practice firing missiles.
Irish government says military activity “unwelcome” off Ireland but Tanaiste Leo Varadkar confessed today that there was nothing they could do to stop the Russians.
The Southern and Western Ireland Fish Producers believe the Russian military campaign will put fishing boats at risk and damage seafood stocks, such as the world famous Dublin Bay shrimp found. in the area.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8262580/ireland-advised-not-travel-ukraine-russia-tensions/ Irish advise against non-essential travel to Ukraine amid ‘severe’ Russia tensions