Russian embassy slams ‘violation of its territory’ after truck crashes into gates
The Russian embassy in Ireland has condemned an incident which noticed a big truck pushed by means of its gates in Dublin as a “violation of its territory”.
In a press release posted on social media, the embassy alleged that gardaí “stood idle” because the incident occurred and mentioned “no people of sound mind could support such senseless and barbaric actions.”
Gardaí arrested a person following the incident, which occurred on Monday afternoon at roughly 1.30pm. The incident resulted in no accidents.
The Russian embassy mentioned: “A big truck came visiting to the gates of the Embassy, pulled again and torn down the gates of the Embassy. The incident came about within the presence of Garda officers, who stood idle.
“The Embassy strongly condemns this legal act of madness directed in opposition to [a] peaceable diplomatic mission.
“The Embassy views this incident as a transparent and blatant violation of the Article 22 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic relations of 1961. The Embassy is in touch with the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, demanding that the Irish authorities take complete measures to make sure the protection of its workers and their relations.
“The incident is cause of extreme concern. We believe that no people of sound mind could support such senseless and barbaric actions.”
— Russia in Ireland (@Rus_Emb_Ireland) March 7, 2022
A Garda spokesperson earlier confirmed that gardaí are investigating an incident of “criminal damage” at a property on Orwell Road.
“One male was arrested and taken to Rathfarnham Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson mentioned.
Video of the incident confirmed a truck with a big trailer reversing into the gates and forcing them open, as a small variety of protesters seemed on. There had been some shouts of “bravo” and “well done” from the group.
I’ve carried out my bit lads. It’s about time the remainder of Ireland carried out their bit.
The driver, who recognized himself as a “working man” from Leitrim, then exited the car and handed out photographs of what he mentioned had been Russian atrocities in Ukraine, in accordance with a report in freelancertamal.
“I want the Ambassador and his colleagues to leave this country, leave this free country,” he mentioned. “It’s about time we stood up.”
As he was led away by gardaí, he mentioned: “I’ve done my bit lads. It’s about time the rest of Ireland done their bit.”
The Russian embassy, which is situated on Orwell Road in Dublin 6, has been the scene of every day protests since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine 10 days in the past.
Red paint has repeatedly been thrown on the doorway by protesters, whereas graffiti stating “nazis”, “blood on your hands” and “f**k Russia” has been daubed on the outside.
Ireland ‘hostile to Russia and the whole lot Russian,…
Amid the protests, Russian ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov beforehand instructed a Russian state-owned tv station that Ireland is “hostile to Russia and everything Russian.”
Mr Filatov accused the nation of being to the forefront of “anti-Russian events” within the European Union. He mentioned protesters had been “really aggressive” on the nation’s embassy in Dublin and mentioned some Russian kids confronted bullying in Irish colleges.
The scenario in Ireland is “frankly difficult,” he mentioned, blaming the media for portraying an “absolutely tendentious picture” of the Ukraine invasion.