A view shows a warship of the Russian Navy during artillery fire drills in the Baltic Sea, in this still image taken from video released January 27, 2022. Russian Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Russia To Relocate Naval Drills Outside Of Ireland’s Economic Zone

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January 29, 2022

(Bloomberg)–Russia will relocate planned naval exercises to outside of Ireland’s exclusive economic zone, according to its ambassador in Dublin, Yuriy Filatov, in a what he described as a gesture of goodwill toward the Irish government and local fishermen. 

Russia’s navy was set to run drills off the southwest Irish coast from Feb. 3 to Feb. 8. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said this week the exercises weren’t welcome, and the fishing industry raised concern about potential damage.

Coveney commented on Twitter that Russia’s response was “welcome.” 

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