Keeping An Eye On Russia


From top: Russian navy ships; Russian Ambassador to Ireland, Yury Filatov

This morning.

Via RTÉ News:

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will brief his EU counterparts on Russia’s plans to hold naval exercises 240km off the southwest coast of Ireland.

Mr Coveney told reporters in Brussels he had made it clear to the Russian ambassador that the Government did not welcome the move.

He was speaking ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers which will be dominated by escalating tensions over Ukraine.

Mr Coveney said the planned Russian naval exercises were in international waters, “but it is also part of the exclusive economic zone of Ireland.”

Russia told naval exercises off Irish coast not welcome – Coveney (RTE)


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12 thoughts on “Keeping An Eye On Russia

    1. bisted

      …the Russians used to use Shannon as a stop off on their regular flights to Cuba…they had a deal to pay fees with tankers of fuel…maybe that arrangement could be restored…

      1. Shawnee Poole

        Also no asylum seekers accepted from any of the Aeroflot planes while on the refueling stopovers.
        A Cuban man hid in a toilet until his flight had taken off, then escaped out the toilet window and was detained while walking on the exit road from the airport.
        Put back on the next flight that was going to his original destination.

  1. goldenbrown

    Coveney yearns for a life set apart from the measurable mundane worklife of domestic politics lol

    enjoying his little ferrero rocher moments

  2. Dave

    It’s a bit of a joke brits and the yanks threatening putin do they all forget where they get their gas from ??

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