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Shlikhter said she is so focused on her activity in Awaji that she is not sure if she wants to return home even after the war ends. Ivanova nodded and said, "We cannot say or promise anything about the future, but we would like to keep dancing here for now."

Too bad, you are classified by the Orwellian Newspeak as "evacuees" as if itis an emergency measure that will soon pass and there will be a swift return once things get back to normal.

Please rely on yourselves to ensure a path to a safe and prosperous future.

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Apparently self reliance is a bad message Dagonsan. The Orwellian doublethink worked!

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Japan is a great place to live. They should consider it their new home and never go back to Ukraine.

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Awaji is a cool place and I'm happy they have welcomed the Ukraine dancers.

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"We truly hope the two-year-old war in Ukraine and the tragedies it has brought will end soon."

That's not going to happen as long as the corrupt Ukrainian government continues to beg for money and arms to keep fighting in a lost cause.

If the Ukrainian government truly cared about its people, it would admit that it's a lost cause, and would sit down to negotiate a peace.

And if the U.S., Japan, and other countries who continue giving Ukraine money and weapons truly cared about the Ukrainian people, they too would also admit it's a lost cause. They would stop the "welfare payments" and urge the Ukrainians and Russians to sort it out diplomatically. I see nothing being done along those lines.

Ukraine isn't even paying the salaries of its own civilian police, firefighters, and ambulance crews. We are. This country clearly can't stand on its own two feet, so why are we continuing to give them blank checks?

At this point nobody outside of that part of the world should really care who controls which nondescript, windswept, flat, bleak chunks of land in Ukraine.

End this nonsensical war already, and if it means having to re-draw a few lines on a map, so be it.

And hold the "Putin stooge" talk. None of this means that Putin isn't a bad guy. Of course he is. We can carry out our virtue-signaling protests and "economic sanctions" later.

But again, we should stop aiding and abetting what is undeniably a lost cause that is frankly not the West's concern.

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Quo PrimumToday 11:49 am JST

"We truly hope the two-year-old war in Ukraine and the tragedies it has brought will end soon."

That's not going to happen as long as the corrupt Ukrainian government continues to beg for money and arms to keep fighting in a lost cause.

If the Ukrainian government truly cared about its people, it would admit that it's a lost cause, and would sit down to negotiate a peace.

Take your calls for surrender elsewhere (got ya Blacklabel). Nobody tells a rape victim they should submit to their attacker.

At this point nobody outside of that part of the world should really care who controls which nondescript, windswept, flat, bleak chunks of land in Ukraine.

I guess it is good NATO is in that part of the world.

End this nonsensical war already, and if it means having to re-draw a few lines on a map, so be it.

How about not appeasing madmen bent on conquest.

And hold the "Putin stooge" talk. None of this means that Putin isn't a bad guy. Of course he is. We can carry out our virtue-signaling protests and "economic sanctions" later.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.

But again, we should stop aiding and abetting what is undeniably a lost cause that is frankly not the West's concern.

Not as long as NATO security interests are at stake.

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True lasting peace in Ukraine will require balancing compromise and maintaining peaceful non-threatening atmosphere of co-existence with all in the region.

Continued militarization of Ukraine by US NATO and others will only lead to greater and greater tragedy. Especially as the political and financial support from US NATO etc. is not durable or sustainable = TOO RISKY.

Let's hope this senseless tragic 10year old Ukraine Civil War can end very soon with the above in mind.

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For Ukraine to be truly prosperous, peaceful and safe, requires good working relations with entire world.

This means NOT being "satellite/puppet" of US NATO war machine, that's Most Dangerous Risk imaginable to the Health, Safety, Security & prosperity of all Ukrainians.

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How many will end up permanently in Japan? Many in Europe have no intention of ever returning to Ukraine.

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HopeSpringsEternalToday 12:08 pm JST

True lasting peace in Ukraine will require balancing compromise and maintaining peaceful non-threatening atmosphere of co-existence with all in the region.

Continued militarization of Ukraine by US NATO and others will only lead to greater and greater tragedy. Especially as the political and financial support from US NATO etc. is not durable or sustainable = TOO RISKY.

Maintaining peace in Ukraine will require their independence from the horde state with the ability to determine all aspects of their defense policy.

Let's hope this senseless tragic 10year old Ukraine Civil War can end very soon with the above in mind.

Let's hope the gibbering calls for surrender don't influence Ukraine in their war for liberation.

For Ukraine to be truly prosperous, peaceful and safe, requires good working relations with entire world.

Yes, and that means the West. So they can't be a Russia stooge.

This means NOT being "satellite/puppet" of US NATO war machine, that's Most Dangerous Risk imaginable to the Health, Safety, Security & prosperity of all Ukrainians.

It means not being a satellite/puppet of Moscow.

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Quo PrimumToday 11:49 am JST

If the Ukrainian government truly cared about its people

...it would defend them and repel the Russian invaders. And that's exactly what it is doing.

End this nonsensical war already

Putin could end it right now by withdrawing his invading armies.

and if it means having to re-draw a few lines on a map, so be it.

By "re-draw a few lines on a map," do you mean allow Putin to keep what he has stolen, and get away with murder, rape, torture, child abduction and destruction? Please elaborate/clarify, as that's how I read your comment.

we should stop aiding and abetting what is undeniably a lost cause

Defending freedom is not a lost cause to me, or many others who have fought tyranny throughout history. Perhaps it is to you.

that is frankly not the West's concern.

It is most certainly the West's concern, as:

1) Helping others is the human thing to do (though you would appear to disagree).

2) Dictators don't stop unless they are stopped. Appeasement didn't work with Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, etc., and it won't work with Putin. Europe has seen this situation several times, and it knows how the story goes: that is why it is helping the Ukrainians.

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HopeSpringsEternalToday 12:08 pm JST

True lasting peace in Ukraine will require...

...Putin's defeat.

For Ukraine to be truly prosperous, peaceful and safe, requires

...Putin's defeat.

Let's hope this senseless tragic 10year old Ukraine Civil War

One sovereign country (Russia) invaded another sovereign country (Ukraine). That is not a "civil war," but a war. Your statement here is as fallacious as your daily "proxy war" one.

> Mr KiplingToday 01:18 pm JST

Many in Europe have no intention of ever returning to Ukraine.

Who are this "many?" Do you know them personally, or do you have some concrete data you can share with us?

Perhaps "many" would like to return to Ukraine if they actually have a homeland to return to.

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Shlikhter said she is so focused on her activity in Awaji that she is not sure if she wants to return home even after the war ends. Ivanova nodded and said, "We cannot say or promise anything about the future, but we would like to keep dancing here for now."

Keywords:)))

The Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater works the same way it worked before. There was and is no war in Lvov (look at the map). Two dancers with Russian and Jewish surnames decided to escape from the Ukrainian Nazi center - Lvov. Nothing of criminal. Of course, Japanese ballet will benefit from representatives of the Russian ballet school.

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KukuToday 02:31 am JST

The Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater works the same way it worked before. There was and is no war in Lvov (look at the map). Two dancers with Russian and Jewish surnames decided to escape from the Ukrainian Nazi center - Lvov. Nothing of criminal. Of course, Japanese ballet will benefit from representatives of the Russian ballet school.

They still have missiles slamming into Lviv.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_ofLviv(2022%E2%80%93present)

Interesting optimism that it will be known under a Nazi name again, though.

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You want to tell about Yavorsky training area? Yes, it happened right two years ago. Foreign mercenaries were bombed. Theaters are not bombed there. Performances are going every day. And there are enough theater-goers. In Donetsk, yes, Ukrainians are bombing theaters, markets and schools. Have many Donetsk dancers moved to Japan?

Wikipedia is not a source of credible information.

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KukuToday 02:49 am JST

You want to tell about Yavorsky training area? Yes, it happened right two years ago. Foreign mercenaries were bombed. Theaters are not bombed there. Performances are going every day. And there are enough theater-goers. In Donetsk, yes, Ukrainians are bombing theaters, markets and schools. Have many Donetsk dancers moved to Japan?

Wikipedia is not a source of credible information.

Oh so the theater hasn't been bombed yet. Must be all safe, then! /s

In Donetsk, yes, Ukrainians are bombing theaters, markets and schools.

Life is dangerous in occupied Ukraine.

Have many Donetsk dancers moved to Japan?

Russia is supposed to be a great place to live. Why do they have to leave?

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How do you dance for peace? Even if you're raising money to send to Ukraine, it is not "for peace", but to continue fighting. And fighting for peace seems as much an oxymoron as much as "hunting for vegetarianism". Is the money being sent to house ukrainians in other countries or japan?

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桜川雪Today 04:47 am JST

How do you dance for peace? Even if you're raising money to send to Ukraine, it is not "for peace", but to continue fighting. And fighting for peace seems as much an oxymoron as much as "hunting for vegetarianism". Is the money being sent to house ukrainians in other countries or japan?

If a hit squad is out to get you, it's quite obvious how weapons are for peace.

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Theyre not going back to help “rebuild” after the conflict is finished?

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