A report by Russian state television simulating a nuclear explosion. attack launched off shore of County Donegal has caused horror in Ireland.
Dmitry Kiselev, pro-Kremlin anchor on Channel One is called “Vladimir Putin’s mouthpiece”. on Video shown on Monday of underwater rocket sowing the apocalypse on Ireland and UK.
Russia can “plunge Britain into the abyss of sea” using unmanned underwater vehicle called Poseidon, he said. “Explosion of this thermonuclear torpedo off the coast of Great Britain cause giant tsunami wave up up to 500 meters high. One such flurry also tolerates extreme doses of radiation. Having passed over British Isles, this will turn into what it could be left of them into a radioactive desert.”
Ireland is not mentioned in the report, but the simulation showed it collapsing along with Great Britain, which angered the Kremlin with the supply of weapons to Ukraine.
Irish politicians condemned the report. Neil Richmond, legislator with the ruling Fine Gael party is called for exile of Russian Ambassador to Ireland Yuri Filatov.
Billy Kelleher, MEP, tweeted: “It’s time to tell the Russians government what is it wild language just unacceptable for us”.
Russia invasion of Ukraine and naval exercises off Ireland’s coast has sparked controversy in Ireland about the state military neutrality and weak defense forces.
TV report made first pages of several Irish newspapers on Tuesday including Irish edition of sun. “Crazy Vlad off his missile is Russia threatens to nuke Ireland,” read the headline.
The Russian Embassy in Dublin said in statement: “Views and presentations in TV set show what’s this of editors. official position of It has always been in Russia that there can be no winners in nuclear war and that it must never be unleashed.”