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Irish President urged to express clear position on war in Ukraine

The President of Ireland was urged to clarify the position on the war in Ukraine after his wife wrote a controversial letter to one of the publications.

Writes about it sky newsreports Ukrinform.

Sabina Giggins wrote a letter to the Irish Times last week to criticize a previous editorial about the war. She said the fighting would continue until the world convinced Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky “to agree to a ceasefire and negotiations.”

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Senator Malcolm Byrne said the letter was subsequently published on the Irish president’s official website, a move he called “terrible.”

“Mrs. Giggins has the right to her personal opinion and to express it, although I believe that she is absolutely wrong in trying to see the equivalence in the positions of Ukraine and Russia,” Byrne said.

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According to him, the decision to publish the letter on the President’s website raises serious questions.

“The President of Ireland must now make clear the strong support of the people of Ireland for the people of Ukraine and that we hold Russia responsible for the ongoing war and barbarism,” he said.

After accusations against the first lady, the letter was deleted.

In early July, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal, at a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Michal Martin, said that Ireland could become one of the leaders in the future process of restoration of Ukraine.

Earlier it was reported that Ireland froze the assets of individuals and legal entities of the Russian Federation under sanctions in the amount of 1.72 billion euros. According to The Irish Times, most of the assets are bank accounts.

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