Pro-Russian convoy caught sporting flags and ‘Z’ symbol down motorway in Ireland

Ireland-based Vladimir Putin backers have cruised down a motorway flying Russian flags in a "disgusting" demonstration.

The invasion of Ukraine where towns have been obliterated and thousands of people killed has clearly not weakened everyone's support for the Kremlin.

A passenger filmed around 10 vehicles travelling on the M50 in Dublin, Ireland with Russian flags and even the letter 'Z' which has become a pro-war symbol since February 24.

Twitter user @JustDave87 posted the video on Sunday with the caption: "I recorded this myself at about 2pm on a motorway in Dublin."

The video was posted in response to a tweet from the Ukrainian Embassy in Ireland sharing a different video showing off the same convoy in an unknown location.

Someone also took to Reddit yesterday (Sunday, April 10) to share their bewilderment at such strong support for a nation sanctioning the murder of civilians in Ukraine.

They wrote: "Just saw a convoy of 10 cars with Russian flags and these smaller red flags heading southbound on the m50. The mind really does boggle…"

One person commented: "Just saw it too, also the large pick up truck with a huge Z painted on the side."

Another who posts under the name Eve's Garden said they deliberately tried breaking up the disturbing line of Putin fans.

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Sharing their own video, they wrote: "I saw them, couldn't quite believe what I was seeing. They wanted to form one solid line of cars so we kept getting in between them, making them go around us. I took some video too."

Someone replied sharing their gratitude for the attempt at disrupting the convoy.

They commented: "Not all heroes wear capes – some are just ordinary commuters. Good job and thank you."

The demonstration was blasted by the Embassy for Ukraine in Ireland which tweeted: "It’s absolutely disgusting that these Russians living in Ireland demonstrate their complete disrespect for country of residence and the Irish people who stand against Russia’s war in Ukraine.

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"'Z', the symbol of killings & atrocities, must be prohibited by law in every democratic state."

This morning (Monday, April 11), Ireland's Minister of Foreign Affairs said the country will be pushing for a “maximalist” approach to a fourth round of sanctions on Putin’s regime.

Simon Coveney said in Brussels: “Ireland has maintained for quite some time that that we need to take a maximalist approach to sanctions to offer the strongest possible deterrent to the continuation of this war and brutality and that should include, in our view, oil,” he said.

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