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Tánaiste: Govt Has No Plans To Expel Russian Ambassador

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Believes lines of communication need to be kept open to assist Irish citizens in Russia

The Tánaiste has said the Government has no plans to expel the Russian ambassador to Ireland.

Leo Varadkar believes some lines of communication between Dublin and Moscow need to be kept open to assist Irish citizens in Russia.

Opposition parties have argued there is no point in keeping an ambassador who lies about his country's intentions.

Mr. Varadkar added Ireland will not put a cap on the number of Ukrainian refugees accepted into the country.

Leo Varadkar says the short term "feel good" from expelling the Russian ambassador would have long term consequences:

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald is renewing calls for Russian ambassadors to be expelled from EU countries.

Labour leader Alan Kelly says you can't keep an ambassador to Ireland who blatantly lies:

 

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