Irish fishermen are lined up to disturb the Russian navy.
Because they feel the EU leadership was unable to protect them.
Irish fishing boats are planning to line up in front of Russian navy warships. The fishermen are planning a peaceful disruption of Russian military exercises planned to take place off the southwest coast of Ireland.
The incident happened when the fishermen felt that leaders of Ireland and the EU both had no response, in fear of Putin with Russian ships aiming to conduct manoeuvres in international waters 150 miles off the coast of Ireland.
Fishermen are aiming to protect their interests.
The fishermen say
“The drills threaten an area vital to marine life and an important fishing ground”
According to Russia’s ambassador to island Yuri Filatov
“The exercise will be a small exercise maybe three or four ships not more”
This is the livelihood of fishermen and fishing families around the coast
Patrick Murphy chief executive officer of the southern and western
Ireland fish producers said:
“This is the livelihood of fishermen and fishing families around the coast, that is our sea, can you imagine if the Russians applied to land in Ireland to launch rockets how far would they go with that, if the government cannot protect the people, we will” according to Murphy, “there are half a
billion tons of bluefish in the area where the Russian military exercises will
take place” He is also concerned that earthquakes could be generated by missiles fired during the exercises because they could change tuna migration patterns for years speaking to politico.
Mr Murphy said:
“We want action, we’re not going to face the boats, we’re not going to take them down that path but we’re definitely making a point here and we want to send a message to our government. Our boats will go out to that area on February 1st to fish.”
Mr Murphy said:
“When one boat needs to return to port another boat sets out to have a constant presence on the water” he added “If that is close to where the military exercises are taking place, we hope that the Russian navies will comply with the anti-collision regulations”
Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said:
“Russia’s military plans were not infringing”
Mr Coveney said:
“Ireland had no right to stop the exercises according to international law Russia can conduct military exercises in international waters deputy prime minister Leo Veradkar later echoed Mr Cavani’s comments Ireland’s leaders like the EU are siding with Russia making the people angry
this bloc was too scared to stand in front of Putin