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Russia Puts Sanctions on Irish PM, 51 Others


Wed 16 Nov 2022 | 03:44 PM
Ireland's Prime Minister Micheál Martin
Ireland's Prime Minister Micheál Martin
Israa Farhan

On Wednesday, Russia said it was banning entry to 52 Irish politicians including Prime Minister Micheal Martin, accusing Dublin of waging "an aggressive anti-Russian propaganda campaign".

The ban - including Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, the foreign, justice, and finance ministers, and a number of parliamentarians - was the latest in a series of largely symbolic moves by Russia against leading figures from Western countries who have condemned its war in Ukraine.

As a member of the European Union, Ireland has joined sanctions against Russia over its February 24 invasion, and the two countries expelled some of each other's diplomats.

Moscow also demanded an apology in March after a man drove a truck through the gates of its embassy in Dublin to protest against the war.