Taoiseach Micheál Martin has called on Russian state television to apologize for broadcasting a clip showing Ireland being completely destroyed by an underwater nuclear drone launched from one of his navy’s submarines.
The Russian state television program, hosted by Dmitry Kiselyov, showed a simulation of a nuclear attack on Europe which it said would decimate Ireland and Britain.
It is claimed that an explosion of the 100-megaton warhead would cause a “gigantic tsunami wave up to 500 m high”.
The simulation shows an underwater missile being launched just off the coast of Donegal.
Mr Martin said today that Russian state television or “whoever instigated this” should issue an apology.
“It’s a very dark, intimidating tactic by the Russian Federation, but I don’t think anyone is intimidated by it. I think it reflects a mindset that’s worrying and out of touch with reality,” he said.
Mr Martin said the war in Ukraine was an “immoral war” that “should be ended and human corridors provided”.
Showing the simulation, the presenter says in the clip: “Another possibility is to plunge Britain into the depths of the sea with Russia’s unmanned underwater vehicle Poisedon.
“It approaches its target at a depth of 1 km at a speed of 200 km/h. This underwater drone is unstoppable. The warhead on it has a yield of up to 100 megatons.
“The explosion of this thermonuclear torpedo off the British coast will cause a gigantic tsunami wave up to 500 meters high.
“Such a barrage alone also carries extreme doses of radiation. Once it has passed through the British Isles it will turn what might remain of them into a radioactive desert.”
The Russian embassy in Ireland responded to the program by saying it was “the views” of TV editors and that nuclear war “must never be unleashed”.
https://www.independent.ie/news/sinister-intimidatory-type-tactics-taoiseach-calls-on-russian-state-tv-to-apologise-for-clip-of-simulated-nuclear-attack-on-ireland-41611114.html ‘Sinister, intimidating tactics’ – Taoiseach calls on Russian state television to apologize for clip of simulated nuclear attack on Ireland