The Foreign Office will contact all 52 Irish nationals who have been banned from traveling by Russia.
Russia’s ambassador, Yuri Filatov, was called for a meeting today by senior officials at the Foreign Ministry.
The government told Mr Filatov that it had “a firm objection to the unjustified and unjustified travel ban on Irish citizens,” a ministry spokesman said.
The spokesman added that Ireland’s position on the Ukraine war is that the conflict is the result of “Russia’s illegal aggression against Ukraine”. This attitude was reiterated during the meeting.
Mr. Filtov’s office provided the department with a copy of the list of 52 citizens subject to the travel ban.
The department said it would “notify affected individuals but will not release the list.”
Secretary of State Simon Coveney is consulting with his senior officials tonight and will provide more details to party leaders in government in due course, the ministry said.
“Ireland’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and its right to defend itself against this attack under Article 51 of the UN Charter was also reaffirmed,” the spokesman added.
The list of politicians and officials was issued by Russia after it became known that the attacker had imposed sanctions on Taoiseach Micháel Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.
https://www.independent.ie/news/department-of-foreign-affairs-will-contact-all-52-irish-citizens-issued-a-travel-ban-by-russia-42153683.html The Foreign Office will be in touch with all 52 Irish nationals who have been banned from traveling by Russia