News: Soviet Advisors Land In Dublin

12th January 1989: 500 Soviet advisors and numbers of tanks and APC's were landed at Dublin Harbour as part of the Shannon Agreement signed between the Republic of Ireland and the Soviet Union in December 1988. The Soviet forces arrived to beef up the Arm na h√Čireann following increasing concerns in the Republic that the civil war in Britain be used by extremist elements in Ulster to further their agendas and would inevitably spread into the South as political control from England disintegrated.

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