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Kishida condemns Russian annexation of parts of Ukraine

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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What will Japan do? Send its military?

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Japan's PM Fumio Kishida's condemnation of Russia's stealth of four Ukrainian territories will send more than a a shiver up and down Vladimir Putin's spine.

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The West is fighting (and winning) a proxy war, so there is much that wealthy countries, like Japan, can do to help pay for it. The Ukrainian's, thanks to their awe inspiring bravery and support from the West, have the upper hand. Hopefully, the Russians will take care of Putin eventually.

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Mind your own business you American puppet. Ukraine is not part of EU or NATO. Same as japan. The four independant states voted overwhelmingly. 96% something percent to your rating Mr Kishida, which is around 36%. We own nothing to Ukraine. Or WW3.

concetrate on your own country! If you continue your blatant harassment of Russia, we will lose 15% of our oil and gas supplies. (40% of fish come from Russia). That means 15% of Japanese businesses will finish. In a country of 126 million, that is a lot of people unemployed, life saving lost. Inflation out of control. Then there is the knock on effect of the decimation of the supply chain affecting businesses. Because of US led sanctions, it will be difficult to get parts and resources. Many big businesses will then fold.

people will freeze in the winter, and Japanese people will be forced to use bowls of cold water and towels to wash, instead of hot baths and onsens.

think about this Dear Leader.

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The big Russian bear is trembling at his words.

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Kishida and the democratic world are right to call it out. Nothing but an illegal shameless land grab by a fascist regime. There is nothing legitimate about invading land on the basis of a sham "vote" held at the barrel of a gun.

Hitler did the same thing - and the stolen territory ultimately went back to their sovereign nation.

Wishing an horrific downfall for the fascist Russian rats involved in this invasion, Mini-me and all his sick, fascist supporters, wherever they are.

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@Rodney Well since the Ukraine wasn't part of NATO or EU... that make them prime targets for annexation. And of course, the vote, during a Russian military occupation, somehow came out heavily in favor of this annexation. Wait... is Russia itself part of NATO, hmmm, No, and Russia isn't a part of the EU. That makes Russia a prime target for annexation itself. Russia's population is at just 145 million, and more and more are leaving daily. I think the EU and USA should Annex Russia and then hold a vote. Russia has become a rogue nation run by thugs headed by Putin. Japan... a population of overall happy people living in harmony with the USA as their ally. Japan does threaten its neighbors with a Nuclear strike but Russia's bedfellow N. Korea does. Russia's ally... they say you can know a person by friends he keeps. And I will agree, the USA has and still does bad stuff all the time, but it doesn't compare to Russia. No one was threatening to invade Russia but they still felt the needed all of the Ukraine. This isn't like Iraq... the USA was never just going to take it over. And if you notice Japan is still Japan, the USA didn't "annex" it and try to keep it as its own. Russia would have had the USA let them. So you keep rooting for Russia...

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I've said it before but Kishida, sit down.

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In history, Ukraine had always been a part of Russia 

you might want to read up on your history - Kiev was officially formed in the 5th century, while Moscow wasn’t formed till the 12th century.

So if anything, Moscow is a part of Ukraine.

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you might want to read up on your history - Kiev was officially formed in the 5th century, while Moscow wasn’t formed till the 12th century.

So if anything, Moscow is a part of Ukraine.

Bingo!

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people will freeze in the winter, and Japanese people will be forced to use bowls of cold water and towels to wash, instead of hot baths and onsens.

I'm not sure you understand how 'onsens' work.

People freezing to death is another one of the Putin fan club's fantasies to add to murder, rape and destruction.

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Well, Kishida did something right. Putin's annexations are fake. It is under everyone's nose, including Putin's.

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Break off relations with Brazil and India, in response to their Support for Russia's annexation of Ukraine.

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Good! So Kishida is going to immediately demand that Japanese businesses still operating with Russia -- which is some 90% or so -- stop immediately and Japan will impose further sanctions and withdraw support for gas projects, right?

Oh, wait... it's the empty suit talking again. Not someone honest or earnest.

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There was a time when China liked to call the US a Paper Tiger. At the time, it seemed to me a bit of wishful thinking, but it may be appropriate to use the term in reference to Russia.

Russia manufacturers almost nothing, and without their oil exports they won't be able to fund Putin's army expansion. Russia is the real Paper Tiger. Which is not to say that I wish their people ill. Once Putin is off the stage, perhaps they can join the rest of their European neighbors in advancing into the modern world.

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It's fine, Kishida. Biden and Blinken already said it on your behalf.

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The West is fighting (and winning) a proxy war,

I thought it was Russia fighting a proxy war with the west.

Russia now losing its war of aggression against Ukraine and the west has resorted in desperation to a sham referendum of the pro- Russian population and those Ukrainians unable or unwilling to leave their homes. Ukrainians forced to vote at gun point, and all votes taken were put down as yes votes regardless of them being no votes.

Nobody is going to recognise this play acting of Russia's and if they attempt to use nuclear weapons to defend the occupied Ukraine territory they will face their own destruction, and possibly the destruction of the worlds civilization as we all know it.

Putin must fail or he will do it again to others after rebuilding his forces. He has chosen his path and he will die by the sword much as he has condemned hundreds of thousands so far to die by violence he alone has instigated.

Well done Kishida. Japan and the world must continue to stand for freedom and democracy to see it through these dark times.

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The West is fighting (and winning) a proxy war, so there is much that wealthy countries, like Japan, can do to help pay for it.

Yes, this is a Western proxy war, but they are losing badly, very badly.

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Yes, this is a Western proxy war, but they are losing badly, very badly.

But unlike Russia they aren’t losing an actual war badly, very badly.

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Good! So Kishida is going to immediately demand that Japanese businesses still operating with Russia -- which is some 90% or so -- stop immediately and Japan will impose further sanctions and withdraw support for gas projects, right?

Oh, wait... it's the empty suit talking again. Not someone honest or earnest.

As if all businesses of NATO nations completely backed off from Russia. Japan is not even a member of NATO in the first place. What is it with you always kvetching? Name one Russian's neighbor Non-NATO country if any which showed this much of clear flag.

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Western leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden have also condemned Russia’s annexation of four occupied Ukrainian regions days after voters supposedly approved Moscow-managed “referendums” on joining Russia.

Yes, it calls democracy. In 1991, when USSR collapsed - nobody asks Russian-speaking people in south-east of Ukrainian Soviet Republic what they want.

And only now they have a chance.

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 In 1991, when USSR collapsed - nobody asks Russian-speaking people in south-east of Ukrainian Soviet Republic what they want.

Yes they did.

In the referendum on the Act of Independence held on 1st December 1991, there was a 54.19% vote favour of independence in Crimea, 83.9% in Donetsk, 90.13% in Kherson, 83.86% in Luhansk, and 90.66% in Zaporizhzhia.

The turnout in these areas was lower than the national average, but in all areas apart from Crimea a majority of the total electorate voted overwhelmingly in favour. Ethnic Russians voted 55% in favour.

And this was a proper referendum, not a sham of the type ruzzia excels in.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Ukrainian_independence_referendum

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