Ireland is on the official list of countries deemed ‘hostile’ to Russia

That’s the whole list.

Ireland has been named to an official Russian government list of countries it deems “hostile” to Russia.

Unveiled on Monday March 7, the comprehensive list includes all European Union countries in addition to the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia and many more.

Countries and regions are Underline for imposing or approving sanctions against Russia following its military invasion of Ukraine in February.

The communication from the Russian government continues to call the invasion a “special military operation”.

Ireland is said to have taken in 1,800 Ukrainian refugees since the start of the invasion.

The full list is as follows:

  • All countries of the European Union
  • Australia
  • UK
  • united states of america
  • Iceland
  • Canada
  • Liechtenstein
  • monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Korea
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Ukraine
  • Montenegro
  • Switzerland
  • Japan

According to the Russian government, the listed countries are committing hostile actions against Russia, its businesses and its citizens.

Russian authorities encourage citizens of the country to pay all debts to foreign creditors in rubles.

Speaking on Friday night’s edition of The Late Late Show, Taoiseach Micheál Martin called Russian President Vladimir Putin an “evil man”.

“I get very angry when I think of him,” Martin said.

“He’s an evil man as far as I’m concerned. Absolutely dangerous and causing incalculable harm to people…to the people of Ukraine, but also fundamentally changing the rules-based multilateral order that we all adhere to and cherish so much .”

This follows similar comments in Dáil Éireann last week in which the Taoiseach called Putin “a bully and a thug”.

Featured image by Micheál Martin via Leah Farrell/

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