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Kishida plans to attend Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland in June

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It is not a "peace summit", it is Ukraine trying to drum up more support to prolong the inevitable defeat it is suffering. The sanctions have failed, the sanctions were supposed to collapse Russia from the inside. The US?NATO knows Ukraine cannot win. Sadly for the hundreds of thousands of brave Ukrainians losing their lives and limbs upcoming elections mean that western politicians cannot admit defeat. So more money and lives wasted on a pointless war.

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Mr KiplingToday  06:57 am JST

Sadly for the hundreds of thousands of brave Ukrainians losing their lives and limbs upcoming elections mean that western politicians cannot admit defeat.

100k soldiers dead and becoming an international pariah is the real defeat.

So more money and lives wasted on a pointless war.

So why did Putin do it? Ukraine's independence is not pointless.

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Without Russia it will be a pathetic farce..

Only the surrender of Kyiv regime stop the war..

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An irrelevant PM tries to attend an irrelevant summit.

To make peace talks in a state or war it takes both sides involved.

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Kishida off abroad again. He doesn’t like to stay in Japan or what? Can’t fix the problems at home, so stay away! Why does he keep sticking his nose into European problems? He has enough problems here in Japan, doesn’t he?

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Is Russia one of the ‘more than 160 delegations” invited to the Swiss summit? If not, this peace conference will be utterly meaningless.

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It's not a "peace summit", it's a " how can we prolong this war" summit.

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How about trying to engage with Xi to cool temps over on this side? He has yet to meet Xi in China while many EU leaders have already done so. In fact Xi visited France and was met with a larger hoopla than Kishida just as Kishida was walking out the door. Kishida is irrelevant in Europe as he is is Ukraine.

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The sanctions have failed, the sanctions were supposed to collapse Russia from the inside. The US?NATO knows Ukraine cannot win.

Biden and the U.S. has failed. Ukraine will lose. Make it a conference to discuss surrendering and save lives. Russia will never backdown.

How about trying to engage with Xi to cool temps over on this side?

They already tried that last year and this year with Blinken and Yellen. The U.S. isn’t very good at negotiating and failed with China: basically don’t supply arms to Russia. Don’t supply arms to Taiwan. No. No one tells us what to do. Yes, no one tells us what to do either.

The U.S. can send another 60 billion over. Not a problem at all.

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Here's another word for such an event, a farce.

Is Russia one of the ‘more than 160 delegations” invited to the Swiss summit? If not, this peace conference will be utterly meaningless.

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Only the surrender of Kyiv regime stop the war..

Only when russia stop the war and go home, then the war will end.

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I think everybody knows he will just repeat whatever the US wants him to lol.

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what for?

Russia is not attending so how they wants to talk about a peace plan?

pathetic move and worthless from very start.

did he ever heard about chinese peace plan?he could travel to China is he is that concerned.its closer and cheapr even?

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This summit is an attempt to make a more favourable outcome for the Kyiv regime than the facts on the ground indicate should happen.

Basically, it's an attempt to shield them from having to face the music. But that's not how these things work.

It could even backfire and be more counter-productive. Important people consider it from that angle and time wasted not working on a realistic settlement.

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PM Kishida is something of an oxymoron.

Following in the footsteps of Abe, the attempts to have Article 9 of the Constitution revoked seem to be at odds with the plan to travel halfway around the world to a ‘peace conference’

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Step 1 to avoid the above scenario:

Get someone, whether an intermediary or whatever, to get on the phone to anyone in the top slots of the Kremlin and put feelers out about what they would be likely to accept in a hypothetical settlement.

They will put it to the bean counters, discuss it and present an outline.

Step 2 is to go from there in negotiations.

This formula stuff will do more harm than good. Watch.

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The same with North Korea and China.Why isn’t Kishida negotiating with these countries?

The only reason I can think of is that the end game is to have a conflict.

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The sanctions have failed, the sanctions were supposed to collapse Russia from the inside. The US?NATO knows Ukraine cannot win. Sadly for the hundreds of thousands of brave Ukrainians losing their lives and limbs upcoming elections mean that western politicians cannot admit defeat. So more money and lives wasted on a pointless war.

Sadly you are correct.

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Ramsey's KitchenToday 11:52 am JST

The sanctions have failed, the sanctions were supposed to collapse Russia from the inside. The US?NATO knows Ukraine cannot win. Sadly for the hundreds of thousands of brave Ukrainians losing their lives and limbs upcoming elections mean that western politicians cannot admit defeat. So more money and lives wasted on a pointless war.

Sadly you are correct.

MY WORDS.

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isabelle

long time no read your lines.

as usual,antichinese,antirussian ones.

1/its not a peace summit at all,it can be renamed as give-me money-give me guns-give me everything pro UA event.if want to talk seriously about peace both UA and RU must be involved.clear?

2/Russia ais not llosing in this conflict,UA is winning just at JT pages and in hearts of local proUA fans-there is no reason for "Russia surrender".makes sense right?clear?

3/its not about lottery numbers but facts as West have lost/again/,right after Afghanistan,Libya,Iraq,Syria-now another large defeat in UA.clear?

howgh.

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One day I will be reading that Kishida got lost on his way back home because he forgot where he lived and what country he comes from.

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Is this bloke ever in Japan?

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I’m surprised this joker hasn’t booked trips to Antarctica and Mongolia yet.

whats he waiting for? Both are necessary places for him to be in, right?

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isabelle

I would say pro-reality affiliation instead.

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Wick's pencilToday 07:49 am JST

It's not a "peace summit", it's a " how can we prolong this war" summit.

Any casualties are still on Russia for starting this illegal war.

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JJEToday 09:43 am JST

Step 1 to avoid the above scenario:

Get someone, whether an intermediary or whatever, to get on the phone to anyone in the top slots of the Kremlin and put feelers out about what they would be likely to accept in a hypothetical settlement.

They will put it to the bean counters, discuss it and present an outline.

You tell us that surrender is the only option, though, so you already said Step 1 is impossible.

Basically, it's an attempt to shield them from having to face the music. But that's not how these things work.

Zelenskyy has many allies in the west. What are you going to do when you can't put him on a mock trial?

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quercetumToday 08:28 am JST

The sanctions have failed, the sanctions were supposed to collapse Russia from the inside. The US?NATO knows Ukraine cannot win.

Biden and the U.S. has failed. Ukraine will lose. Make it a conference to discuss surrendering and save lives. Russia will never backdown.

You seem to think the US owes Putin spit. An interesting theory but ultimately unsupported by the evidence.

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Trump will pull its funding of the Ukrainian side and the rise of the far right will lead Europe to do the same and buy Russian gas. Asia will lead the charge to redefine the borders of Ukraine as per the Russian view, closely followed by the rest of Europe. Once Trump gets into power the war will be decided.

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UA is done dear UA fans just check latest news from front/you wont find here/.

time for peace negotiations now.not some so called peace conference in Switzerland.

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@watanabe: Once Trump gets into power the war will be decided.

The previous guy if he returns to the White House will be too busy playing golf and looking for new scams to pay off his mounting debts, also busy getting revenge on the 'enemies' he's created, to do much; unless his pals Putin and Xi offer him something he cannot refuse, gangsters do gangster things when the price is right, Putin might want Alaska, Xi Hawaii. The Gross Fraudmeister is for sale to the highest bidder, he has no allegiance to the US, and daily talks about how much he dislikes the country, he and his supporters despise the US and would be happier in the RF, where according to one of their media entertainers the subways are clean and run on time, and no one has to think for themself, they let the state do that for them.

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WatanabeBuddhaToday 04:24 pm JST

Trump will pull its funding of the Ukrainian side and the rise of the far right will lead Europe to do the same and buy Russian gas. Asia will lead the charge to redefine the borders of Ukraine as per the Russian view, closely followed by the rest of Europe. Once Trump gets into power the war will be decided.

I'm not so sure about that. Trump didn't want a loss on his record in an election year. Not sure why it would be any different during a second term. And the republican representatives showed they are split on the issue.

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You can give Ukraine all the weapons in the world, everything is useless. Zelensky has no people! Ukrainians don't want to fight

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With all due respect to the Japanese people, Kishida is the most diligent American flatterer in the company of Baltic leaders

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@TaiwanIsNotChina Trump and his voter base has always been supportive of Russia, and he would likely change the allegiance of the US in order to allow Russia to win the war.

The far right in Europe have close links to Russia and are likely to view Russian gas as far more important than the territorial integrity of Ukraine. You can envisage a number of concessions for the fraternity such as recognition of the annexation and pulling funding for Ukrainian arms.

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My, my - what a thread this is: post after post of pro-Kremlin propaganda, eagerly backed by the CCP zealots. I think we're only missing "Ukraine isn't a real country" and "NATO expansion is to blame" for the full set.

Hope you're proud of yourselves for supporting brutal oppression, guys.

But don't forget: one day you could be on the receiving end of your authoritarian masters' barbarity.

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isabelle

My, my - what a thread this is: post after post of pro-Kremlin propaganda, eagerly backed by the CCP zealots

Don't worry, mademoiselle, the law has been passed. Soon, only your slander will remain online. Freedom of speech, ept. Or rather, the freedom of your propaganda.

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WatanabeBuddhaMay 10 05:56 pm JST

@TaiwanIsNotChina Trump and his voter base has always been supportive of Russia, and he would likely change the allegiance of the US in order to allow Russia to win the war.

The far right in Europe have close links to Russia and are likely to view Russian gas as far more important than the territorial integrity of Ukraine. You can envisage a number of concessions for the fraternity such as recognition of the annexation and pulling funding for Ukrainian arms.

There is still the concept of rank cowardice that restrains some of these people. Somewhat.

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