Ireland Condemns ‘Sinister’ Russian TV Report Showing Nuclear Attack Simulation

Ireland condemned a broadcast on Russian state television that showed a simulation of a nuclear attack destroying the island.

Dmitry Kiselyov, a pro-Kremlin presenter on Channel One Russia, showed a video of an underwater missile attacking Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Russia could “plunge Britain into the depths of the sea” using an unmanned underwater vehicle called “Poseidon,” Kiselyov said.

“Having passed over Britain, it will turn what is left of them into a radioactive desert, unfit for anything for a long time,” Kiselyov further said

While the report did not mention Ireland directly, the simulation showed its destruction along with Britain.

Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin condemned the report as “very sinister” and demanded an apology from Russia.

“I think it reflects a mindset that is worrying and not in touch with reality,” Martin told reporters on May 3.

Neale Richmond, a politician with the ruling Fine Gael party, called for the expulsion of Russian Ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov.

“He is just another patsy in their propaganda machine as they wage war in Ukraine,” Richmond said.

In response to the criticisms, the Russian Embassy in Dublin said in a statement, “The views and presentations in the TV show are that of the editors. The official position of Russia has always been that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and that it must never be unleashed.”

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