Russia moves naval exercises outside Ireland's Exclusive Economic Zone
Simon Coveney received a letter confirming relocation of drills planned for next week
January 31, 2022
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence Simon Coveney has confirmed that Russian naval exercises will be relocated outside of Ireland’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Mr Coveney said he wrote a letter to the Russian defence minister this week requesting a reconsideration of naval exercises off the Irish coast.
“This evening I received a letter confirming the Russian exercises will be relocated outside of Ireland’s EEZ. I welcome this response,” Mr Coveney said on Twitter on Saturday.