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To: Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. Minister for Foreign Affairs

Reduce the Russian Embassy headcount now

13/03/2022 - In view of the unprovoked aggression by the Russian government in attacking Ukraine and killing thousands of its citizens we call on the Irish government act to reduce the number of Russians based in the Russian Embassy in Dublin without delay.

The Russian embassy's headcount is larger than the Chinese (25), Saudi (24), British (23) and French (20) embassies.

The Russian government's activities must not be facilitated by allowing such a large staff be based in the Russian embassy in Dublin.

Why is this important?

"11 million Ukrainians wander, they have had to abandon their homes, take their children under their arms and flee? How else can one treat the mass rapes, the mass murders, the bombing of maternity hospitals"...

In view of the unprovoked aggression by the Russian government in attacking Ukraine and killing thousands of its citizens call on the Irish government to reduce the number of Russians based in the Russian Embassy in Dublin without delay.

29/03/2022 - Today the Irish government asked 4 Russian diplomats to leave Ireland. Of the 31 Russian diplomats based in its Orwell Road embassy 27 remain. Ireland has 5 diplomats in Moscow. Today the Netherlands and Belgium announced they were expelling 17 and 21 Russian diplomats respectively for engaging in espionage. The Irish government need to expel more Russian diplomats or justify why they are not.

Add your name to this petition to encourage the government to take this action.

Also please ask your friends to sign the petition.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/four-senior-russian-diplomats-expelled-from-state-following-security-advice-1.4839308?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fpolitics%2Ffour-senior-russian-diplomats-expelled-from-state-following-security-advice-1.4839308

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/garda-expands-security-operation-around-russian-embassy-in-dublin-1.4829674

Updates

2022-03-23 14:36:43 +0000

25 signatures reached

2022-03-16 10:20:36 +0000

10 signatures reached