Wednesday November 25, 2020

Lenihan criticises expulsion of Russian diplomat

‘We should be engaging with Russia,’ says former minister

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

13th January, 2019
Conor Lenihan: ‘The Russian public regard Putin as a moderate in political terms’ PIc: Fergal Phillips

The former Fianna Fáil minister Conor Lenihan has said the government should not have expelled a Russian diplomat after the Salisbury poisonings of a Russian double agent and his daughter.

The 55-year-old, who worked for a Russian oligarch in Moscow for four years, is currently seeking the nomination to run for Fianna Fáil in the European elections in Dublin this coming May.

Lenihan disagreed with the government’s decision to expel one...

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