Russian Embassy in Ireland Runs out of Fuel

The Russian Embassy in Ireland has been running out of fuel for heating and hot water and complained that several Irish oil companies have refused to deliver supplies.

The Russian Embassy has written a letter, seen by the Irish Mirror, addressed to the Foreign Affairs Minister of Ireland, requesting intervention by the government before they run out of fuel.

According to the Irish Mirror, the Russian embassy “is struggling because no one wants to do business with them,” including banks and many other businesses, since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

 “The current provider of fuel to the Embassy has refused to deliver diesel to our mission. The Embassy checked other providers in [the] Dublin area for the availability of diesel supplies, but they have all refused to cooperate. The Embassy is left with a very limited supply that will last till the end of the week only,” read the letter sent by the Russian Embassy to Minister Coveney’s Department on March 22.

“This diesel is an essential commodity since it is used for heating and hot water supply of the Chancery, as well as the residential area of our mission. The Embassy requests that the Department intervenes into this clearly discriminatory case,” the letter added.

The Russian Embassy refused to comment on the issue, the Irish Mirror reported.

Meanwhile, Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, when asked about the situation, said, “sympathy for the Russian Government, Russian Embassy, I do not have.”

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