Ireland launches investigation into discovery of parts in Shahed drones

Ireland is going to find out as the details of its production it hit the Iranian Shahed drones with which Russia is attacking Ukraine. Authorities have already launched their own investigation, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told a news conference in Kiev. Interfax-Ukraine.

Carburetor with the inscription Tillotson. Made in Ireland” was found in a drone shot down over Nikolayev on July 18. The photo with details was published by the head of the Chancellery of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak.

“We know about this drone and we are investigating accordingly. We don’t believe any Irish companies could be violating the sanctions,” Varadkar said.

He suggested that the carburetor was obtained bypassing the constraints with the help of some “third party”. Varadkar added that Ireland takes it “very seriously”.

The country adheres to the principle of military neutrality, which was proclaimed during World War II. At the same time, the Prime Minister noted that politically, Ireland fully supports Ukraine in its struggle for independence and the return of territories.

Varadkar visited Ukraine on July 19. He visited Bucha and met with President Volodymyr Zelensky. The latter said that in total Ireland provided non-lethal aid to Ukraine worth €170 million and was “actively involved in the demining process” which is one of the priorities today.

Varadkar, in turn, assured that Ireland would help Ukraine as much as it needed, both financially, practically, diplomatically and in implementation world formulas.

Earlier, Ireland supported the creation of a special tribunal to investigate the crimes of Russian aggression in Ukraine. In November, the Russian Foreign Ministry blocked the entry of 51 representatives of the Irish leadership, including Varadkar, due to the country’s accession to the EU sanctions.


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