"The power of the Russian fleet was shaken because of the Irish fishermen" - German press

Russian Navy I refuse from missile launches near the British Isles, scheduled for February 3-8. The power of the Russian fleet was shaken because of the Irish fishermen, who intended to stage a "peaceful protest" in the firing practice area. This was reported from Dublin by correspondent Jason Corcoran, writes the German business publication Bne IntelliNews.

If the Russians had not retreated, 60 fishing trawlers with a motley crew of sailors, MPs and media representatives would have tried to disrupt military maneuvers in traditional fishing grounds.

- says the publication.

These naval exercises were to be part of Russia's massive deployment of more than 140 ships, 60 aircraft and 10 troops around the world. It was expected that the maneuvers with firing practice would take place in the Mediterranean Sea, the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

In the latter case, approximately 130 miles (200 km) from the coast of County Cork, within the exclusive economic zones of Ireland. The history of the exercises in the Irish Sea has acquired a resonant character against the backdrop of aggravation on the Russian-Ukrainian border, where Russia has concentrated huge forces. But Moscow's decision to move missile launches to another location came as a surprise.

It's the Fishermen! And if the provocations continue, Ireland will launch a pleasure boat

– sarcastically tweeted Pavel Fedenko, a journalist for the BBC Russian Service.

Thousands of people around the world expressed their solidarity with the bearded fishermen from Ireland.

Ukrainians joke about inviting a flotilla of Irish fishermen to strengthen the country's defense

- said the magazine "Business Ukraine".

At the same time, Sinn Féin Defense spokesman John Brady recalled that in 2021, during a similar exercise off the coast of County Donegal, British warships drove Irish fishermen out of the maneuver area, and the Irish government did not react at all to people's concerns.

According to military analyst, retired Irish Army Colonel Dorch Lee, the Kremlin may have simply decided that intimidating a neutral country is not the best strategy to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO, the German press summed up.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 1 February 2022 16: 12
    We are waiting for this Pavel FedENKO to leave Odessa on a pleasure boat and disperse the Russian Black Sea Fleet ... did work at the BBC add courage to the pug? laughing
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 1 February 2022 16: 53
    What's more, when it turns out that Shoigu did not come to Kiev again, the victory celebration will be grandiose.
    Kobzari in Tik-Tok will again begin to compose legends as a mustache progressive, led by Omeriga, the darkest aHressor drove beyond the Urals.
  3. gorskova.ir Offline gorskova.ir
    gorskova.ir (Irina Gorskova) 1 February 2022 19: 00
    Oh mommies! Die and don't get up. Who made up such a bullshit? Who overheard something somewhere? Would the fishermen disrupt the maneuvers of the navy? This I will report to you the pinnacle of "genius" from the author, carrying such .... on the letters x-y and unknown-nu.
  4. Dimy4 Offline Dimy4
    Dimy4 (Dmitriy) 1 February 2022 19: 16
    The Kremlin, caring about the capital that is stored in England, outweighed. A self-respecting power would have squeezed out the fishermen and the fish and the old women that they are being urged on.
    1. Gadley Offline Gadley
      Gadley 2 February 2022 14: 48
      self-respecting power will do as Russia. because sometimes you have to use your brain. And then because of the Anglo-Saxons, you can reach military operations (since there are no brains there.)
    2. EVYN WIXH Offline EVYN WIXH
      EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 2 February 2022 14: 48
      You, sick, at least read before you knock. Ireland and England are not the same.