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Russia demands apology from Ireland for incident against embassy

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Russia demands apology from Ireland for incident against embassy

Moscow, Mar 8 (Press) The Russian Foreign Ministry today summoned the Irish ambassador in this capital, Brian McElduff, to whom he conveyed a protest over yesterday's incident against the diplomatic mission in Dublin.

In addition to the “strong protest over the incident that violated the security of the Russian embassy in Dublin,” according to the official statement, the Foreign Ministry “demanded from the Irish government an official apology and full compensation for the damage caused.”

The document expressed the hope that authorities of that country will carry out an impartial investigation and punish those responsible.

On Monday, a man rammed a truck into the entrance gate of the Moscow embassy in Dublin, as a group of people were demonstrating against the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

A video circulating on the Internet shows the moment when the vehicle, driven in reverse, hit the fence of the diplomatic legation, while some of the demonstrators could be heard shouting “bravo” and “well done”.

The Irish police reported that the driver was arrested and denied the accusations of a spokesman for the Russian embassy, who said that the police did nothing to prevent the incident.

The headquarters spokesman said that this was an act of vandalism and a violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and demanded that the Irish authorities guarantee the safety of Russian diplomatic personnel and their families.

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