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Japan condemns Russia's move as violation of Ukraine sovereignty

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Japan,s response to just about..well...anything...We will closely monitor how the situation develops with serious concern,"

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Japanese condemned Russia's recognition of the independence of two regions in eastern Ukraine as violating the nation's sovereignty, as well as international law and a past peace agreement.

One 18 March 2008, Japan recognized the independence of Kosovo regions in Serbia, not considering it as violating the nation's sovereignty, as well as international law.

As for the: "past peace agreement", Ukraine refused to fulfill a word of that agreement for 7 long years.

WHY the double standards???

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Put your money and fight where your mouth is: voicing concern is a lose, sanctions are also a lose.

So far, alongside the Ukrainian president, I am impressed with Johnson and his cabinet’s stance, actions, the most. You have to come down on Putin like a hammer. The States are doing ok too, Germany less so, and you commend Macron for giving it a go in the lead up, at least.

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The so called "pro-Russian separatist regions in eastern Ukraine' are pure Russian people, who lived on this Russian land till Lenin handed this land to Ukrainian administration in 1918. Russia couldn't allow the pro-fascist regime in Kiev to exterminate its people. The regime forbade them even speak their language. Read the Washington post quoting Ukrainian ex PM Tymoshenko:

"In latest wiretapping leak, Yulia Tymoshenko appears to say ‘nuclear weapons’ should be used to kill Russians".

Also see Ukraine map in 1917

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the truth is that Kishida has no idea about the situation! just repeat his Biden teaching

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Russia as a sovereign country does what it needs to protect its territory against NATO

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Russia as a sovereign country does what it needs to protect its territory against NATO

That was Hitler's speech when getting back Austria and part of Czechoslovakia.

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Also see Ukraine map in 1917

we can constantly reshape the borders if we look back in History. When do we stop ? Are we allowed to consider the roman empire ?

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How is this any worse than the invasion and devastation of Iraq? Japan didn't condemn the U.S.A.

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It looks like we are witnessing the end of NATO, and therefore US, supremacy.

You can't sanction Russia enough without strangling European gas supplies, and they can always set up an alternative payment system to SWIFT.

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 The States are doing ok too, Germany less so, and you commend Macron for giving it a go in the lead up, at least.

Germans donating helmets to the Ukraine.

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How can this be a violation of sovereignty if the sovereign (the people) who live in those parts are and have for centuries been ethnically Russian?

Looking at the history, it's more like the 'violations' were giving these parts to Ukraine in the first place.

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Simian Lane

Put your money and fight where your mouth is

Why should everybody fight for Ukraine?

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Thank you Kishida for helping Biden to drive up gas prices.

We will pay the bill of course :)

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Kishida is pushing the QE button and paying NATO for future favor

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday recognized the two pro-Moscow separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent and ordered troops to be deployed there for "peacekeeping" missions, in a move that could pave the way for Russia to invade its neighbor.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has set in motion his invasion, both tactical and strategic goals.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is quite correct.

"Russia's series of actions violate Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, which we never tolerate and strongly criticize,"

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The population in the far-eastern parts of Ukraine actually want to be under Russia, and these regions are the ones that Russia is currently "invading". Is it really a case of invasion when the people are self-determining to live under Russia?

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The so called "pro-Russian separatist regions in eastern Ukraine' are pure Russian people, who lived on this Russian land till Lenin handed this land to Ukrainian administration in 1918.

Jamil@if you subscribe to that principle, then large portions of what is now Russia should be returned to Finland, Mongolia, China and North Korea, among others.

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It is the people that decide, in any democracy.

That is Government for the people by the people, The majority!!

Russia's recognition of the independence of two regions in eastern Ukraine is a direct violating, and a clear breach of international law.

Minsk 2 cease-fire agreement signed by Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

This agreement the Russian Government was determined to undermine.

Before pen hit the paper.

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The west had nearly 2 decades to encircle China and the geopolitical geniuses aka the US Democrats completly blew it today, haha

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Sanctions didn't work in Crimea, worse it set a price Russia was willing to pay. Nothing Happened since then so Russia is using the exact same playbook as before. What Does the West do? Sanctions Again.

This isn't going to work and only real actions are going to matter requiring Russia to be pushed out, not selling off Ukraine piece by piece and pretending that's working

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When I was in college the USSR extended to Berlin. Democracy has spread across Eastern Europe. This situation is troubling but Russia has lost almost all of its past empire.

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Putin has got to go. He will probably still be president in his afterlife.

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My worry is that China will most likely back Russia, then North Korea will get upset and get involved and then japan will be dragged into all this.

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Lavrov has made the interesting point that according to accepted definition, a sovereign state is one that is inclusive of all its population and their interests, not one that seeks to eliminate millions of them. He might also argue that a neo-nazi dominated regime that overthrew a democratically elected government cannot be considered a legitimate sovereign state just because it got control of the capital city and some portion of the land. If Russia's sending forces to protect those repudiating the coup can be called an invasion, then NATO's forces sent into the western sector is also an invasion.

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The main problem of “united Ukraine” – they officially proclaimed that this country only for Ukrainians. Not for Russian. So Russians from Donbass go out. The same thing we have for Crimea. So, what the problem?

               Ukrainian gov. had two option:

               1 To respect Russian who living in Ukraine.

               2 To loose Russian regions.

They have chosen second option.

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Lavrov has made the interesting point that according to accepted definition, a sovereign state is one that is inclusive of all its population and their interests, not one that seeks to eliminate millions of them.

Ukraine had and has no intentions to do any such thing. Russia is the one with the past history of purges and mass killings of millions of its own citizens. See Stalin's history.

He might also argue that a neo-nazi dominated regime that overthrew a democratically elected government

More BS. There are no neo-nazi elements in the Ukraine government. Russia lying yet again.

And the only government that was over thrown by the Ukraine people was the one that rigged the election just as Russia always does itself.

cannot be considered a legitimate sovereign state just because it got control of the capital city and some portion of the land.

Subsequent elections have been democratic, free and fair. Dont cry about that.

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itsonlyrocknrollToday 07:19 pm JST

It is the people that decide, in any democracy.

That is Government for the people by the people, The majority!!

Russia's recognition of the independence of two regions in eastern Ukraine is a direct violating, and a clear breach of international law.

Minsk 2 cease-fire agreement signed by Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

 

Kiev nationalistic government had 7 years to fulfil Minsk 2

They have done nothing except shelling Donbass.

So enough

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Lavrov has made the interesting point that according to accepted definition, a sovereign state is one that is inclusive of all its population and their interests, not one that seeks to eliminate millions of them. 

I’m confused, Lavrov made the point that Russia is not a sovereign state?

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Without sanctions, it's all bark and no bite. Russia's invasion of Ukraine should be seen as an attack to democracy. But if Putin could get away with what he did in Georgia, Moldova, and Crimea, how is this going to be any different? I won't be surprised if Poland will be the next country he'll invade. China is closely monitoring this chaos while intimately thinking of Taiwan. Democracy is hanging by a thread. The next thing you'll know, Communism is right at your doorstep.

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Time for Putin to empty his Swiss bank accounts and liberate all of the Ukraine.

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Kiev nationalistic government had 7 years to fulfil Minsk 2

So did Donbas and Russia but they refused to do their part in Mink agreement and return border to Ukraine control.

They have done nothing except shelling Donbass.

Donbas has done nothing but shelling Ukraine and killing their citizens.

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It is obvious that Putin is trying to revive the Soviet Union,saying that the US government trying to play the world’s police installing missiles near Russia won’t help.

Both of them are wrong for me.

Just leave the old continent in peace.

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NCIS Reruns

Jamil@if you subscribe to that principle, then large portions of what is now Russia should be returned to Finland, Mongolia, China and North Korea, among others.

all people have a right to self determination.

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Man what a case it would be if Russia is successful. I mean China could use that as justification for Taiwan. Although there is no pro CCP elements in Taiwan to really compare the two.

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So did Donbas and Russia but they refused to do their part in Mink agreement and return border to Ukraine control.

 

First – the law about special status of Donbass, second – border control

(Minsk agreement)

As a result – 7 years – no law.

Donbas has done nothing but shelling Ukraine and killing their citizens.

Sorry – from your point of view – Donbass is a part of Ukraine or not?

But to say the truth – Donbass is a region with Russian population.

They have no intention to be Ukrainian citizens and to speak Ukrainian.

And Ukrainian gov. in last 7 years offer nothing except bombardment.

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""Russia's series of actions violate Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, which we never tolerate and strongly criticize,"

Haha... 'never tolerate'. Love that part in particular. "Oh, but please, Russia... don't include us in retaliation for any sanctions we may stand behind, okay? Please cooperate!"

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