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Newsline: Ireland denies plans to expel Russian ambassador

There are no plans to expel Russian ambassador to Ireland Yuriy Filatov, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. Mr Coveney was speaking after it was confirmed that 52 key representatives from the Republic of Ireland have been placed on a sanction list for expressing what the Kremlin claimed was “Russophobic sentiment”. (https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/2022/11/19/no-plans-to-expel-russian-ambassador-but-review-of-embassy-presence-is-ongoing-coveney-says/) Six senior politicians were named including Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and Mr Coveney. Mr Coveney said it is essentially a list of most Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil politicians who are banned from travelling to Russia.

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