“The corridor for the Russian ambassador”: Irishman crashed truck into the gates of Russian embassy

By the materials of Irish Times

The Russian embassy in Ireland says it “appreciates” the cooperation of Irish authorities after a large truck was driven through its gates on Monday afternoon.

The embassy had initially accused the Government of violating international law for allowing the incident to happen, and claimed members of the Garda “stood idle” as the incident happened.

In a follow-up statement, however, the embassy said: “We would like to inform that additional measures have been undertaken by the Garda to ensure safety and security of the embassy and its personnel. The embassy appreciates cooperation by the Irish authorities in this matter.”

Security barriers had been erected on Monday evening creating a buffer between the embassy and protesters.

The driver of the truck, Leitrim businessman Desmond Wisley, was arrested for criminal damage and remained in custody following the incident on Orwell Road in south Dublin. There were no injuries.

Mr Wisley then exited the vehicle and handed out photos of what he said were Russian atrocities in Ukraine.

I just done this to create a safe corridor for the Russian ambassador to leave Ireland

Desmond Wisley
Desmond Wisley
Image: Laura Moth/Twitter/@EisabelMoth

I want the ambassador and his colleagues to leave this country, leave this free country. It’s about time we stood up

Desmond Wisley

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