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The Irish government is pushing for tougher international sanctions against Russia, as the Irish Prime Minister has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the atrocities and civilian deaths in Ukraine.
Taoiseach Michael Martin said “nothing can be ruled out” in his response to the “appalling and barbaric” crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine.
He said all “imaginable” pressure must be brought to bear on Russia to stop the war and the attack on humanity. “I wouldn’t rule anything out as to how we will react, and I think Europe is put off by that,” Martin quoted PA Media earlier in Dublin.
“We’ve seen this before, we didn’t think we’d see it again.
“There is no justification for this war and without a doubt, from my point of view, the Russian Federation and Putin have put themselves out of business.”
“We would welcome new sanctions given the appalling and barbaric crimes committed by Russian Federation troops in Ukraine, especially in Kyiv and Bucha and other cities, where we see innocent civilians being murdered, hands tied behind the back,” added Martin.
The Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, said he spoke to his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kulebaon the atrocities uncovered in recent days.
Coveney said he believed a war crime had been committed at Bucha and called for the incident to be investigated by the International Criminal Court.
“It was a sobering conversation, with some pretty shocking tales of brutality and what I think can only be described as war crimes.”
The Russian Ambassador to Ireland, Yuri Filatovwas invited to assist the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky‘s address to the common houses of the Oireachtas this week. Coveney said it was up to Filatov to decide whether or not to attend.