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You know what the correct response is: two nuclear armed nations against two nuclear armed nations.

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how embarrassing & degrading this is for putin & Russia.

A so-called superpower going cap in hand to beg for low quality ammunition.

does putin have no self esteem or dignity left ?

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Now Japan knows how North Korea feels

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Putin deserves to be put on trial in the Hague for international crimes and locked up.

What a weasel!

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@tooheysnewT

A so-called superpower going cap in hand to beg for low quality ammunition.

This isn't about North Korean ammunition, for which this agreement isn't needed.

This is about actually sending North Korean troops to Ukraine front.

North Korea has been telling its population that North Korean troops were making decisive victories in Ukrainian front, for which Russian embassy protested.

Turns out North Koreans knew what they were talking about.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13548683/North-Korean-Putins-Ukraine-Russia-Kim-Jong.html

North Korean troops could join Putin's invasion of Ukraine under a new pact with Russia, experts warned - as Kim Jong Un welcomed his despot to Pyongyang

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The pale, sick, shaky one looks like the banquet is taking its toll. Time for the midget's next round of injections - and a nap.

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Hayashi said Russia's acquisition of North Korean weapons and using them in its invasion of Ukraine is a "clear violation of relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions."

This is correct, and should be grounds for a UN action against North Korea.

However, unlike in 1950 when the UN did take action as the Russians(USSR) abstained and PRC still was not recognized as "China", today North Korea is openly protected by the Russia/China autocratic veto holders.

Today's Axis of Evil - Russia, China, North Korea, Iran.

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Hayashi said Russia's acquisition of North Korean weapons and using them in its invasion of Ukraine is a "clear violation of relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions."

Oh, this statement is so funny, is ridiculous.

So what is the USA, France, Germany, Japan, etc doing when they send dozen of billions in military aid to Ukraine, in weapons and resources?? Isn't this exactly the same thing?? The hipocrisy of his statement is as callous as it is embarrassing.

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how embarrassing & degrading this is for putin & Russia.

Looking at photos of Putin during his trip, he certainly did not appear to be having a good time.

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The collective west was warned a few weeks ago that Russia would arm their adversaries and certain quarters mocked it - it starts right now with NK.

Moreover, Pyongyang and Moscow signed a strategic defensive initiative with a mutual defense clause - meaning the former can't be touched otherwise latter will lop off the offending limbs (Article 4 of the treaty they signed). Also opens the door on a vast range of options for coordination in the Ukraine conflict.

For example, not only is Russia is already hitting 4-5M shells per year, but North Korea does 2M in peacetime and can quickly ramp to 6M. In short, this promises to keep Russia’s artillery-thirsty army more than quenched indefinitely. And they have a lot more goodies in the bag.

UN resolutions on NK have expired and were not renewed. Hayashi needs to get his facts straight.

What needs to be reviewed is Tokyo's provocative actions and military buildup.

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The correct statement that Mr. HHyashi should say is :

Israel's acquisition of U.S. made weapons and using them bombing of Palestinians is a clear violation of relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions.

Don't be double standard and being hypocritic Mr, Hayashi !

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today North Korea is openly protected by the Russia/China autocratic veto holders.

That logic is good to imply on U.S. openly protected Israel's extreme rightist veto holder who vetoed every attempts to make a cease fire or humanitarian rescue.

The world opinion has no hates of Russia and China protecting North Korea. But almost every countries hates America's over this !

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They should kick Russia out of the UN Security Council.

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@Speed

Why?

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JJEToday 10:40 am JST

The collective west was warned a few weeks ago that Russia would arm their adversaries

Russia can't even arm itself, and is begging North Korea for antiquated weapons.

Moreover, Pyongyang and Moscow signed a strategic defensive initiative with a mutual defense clause

Great. I hope Kim realizes that Putin will fail to defend him in any way, just like he failed to defend Armenia, causing it to leave the CSTO.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-20/russia-quietly-exits-karabakh-ceding-its-clout-for-good-/103749418

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Looking at photos of Putin during his trip, he certainly did not appear to be having a good time.

Kim is holding what seems to be a long speech in his hands, Putin seems bored, the rest at the table too. Or maybe unflattering photos have been chosen by AP on purpose. Probably both.

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They should kick Russia out of the UN Security Council.

This would be based on what ?

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A hissy fit from USA which has been involved in a war for the VAST majority of its history since the Europeans invaded USA and killed off the natives.

ossan:

Today's Axis of Evil - Russia, China, North Korea, Iran.

During the last 40 years, how many wars has China been involved in or started? Now how about USA? I know you're of the Biden generation so your mind is probably still stuck in the 1950s. But times have changed and GenZ can see through this warmongering mentality of the western governments.

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Oh, this statement is so funny, is ridiculous.

So what is the USA, France, Germany, Japan, etc doing when they send dozen of billions in military aid to Ukraine, in weapons and resources?? Isn't this exactly the same thing?? The hipocrisy of his statement is as callous as it is embarrassing.

There is a massive difference between helping a country defend itself from an unprovoked, illegal, genocidal war of aggression by Russia on the one hand, and helping Russia sustain the same on the other.

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Several times Putin looked like a double.

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A hissy fit from USA which has been involved in a war for the VAST majority of its history since the Europeans invaded USA and killed off the natives.

Europeans invated USA?? :)))))

You mean British, French and Spanish who conquered what is now called North American continent? That happened 400-500 years ago.

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WagyuToday 12:14 pm JST

They should kick Russia out of the UN Security Council.

This would be based on what ?

That the Soviet Union's seat is better off with a non-fascist country like Ukraine.

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Pukey2Today 12:21 pm JST

A hissy fit from USA which has been involved in a war for the VAST majority of its history since the Europeans invaded USA and killed off the natives.

ossan:

Today's Axis of Evil - Russia, China, North Korea, Iran.

During the last 40 years, how many wars has China been involved in or started? Now how about USA? I know you're of the Biden generation so your mind is probably still stuck in the 1950s. But times have changed and GenZ can see through this warmongering mentality of the western governments.

Sets the date to avoid the Korean War. Nice try.

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Permanent Member - most know what that means ✓

Do you?

It doesn't mean it can be taken away or rescinded by whoever "they" are and it certainly doesn't mean it can be given to someone who didn't earn it and doesn't deserve it in any way, shape or form.

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Axis of Evil - Russia, China, North Korea, Iran.

Many countries support them around the world,they just getting stronger as long as US supporting Netanyahu's wars. They hates America's double standard over human lives. Even the campuses in US were frustrated with Biden's complicity with Netanyahu !

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Hayashi said Russia's acquisition of North Korean weapons and using them in its invasion of Ukraine is a "clear violation of relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions."

UNSC resolutions? Naah, just US "resolutions" (i.e. orders).

Japan should ignore America's orders; then they would have nothing to worry about from Russia or NK...

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Japan should ignore America's orders

Mission of impossible !

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Mission of impossible !

Emergency! Everybody to get from street.

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JJEToday 01:51 pm JST

Permanent Member - most know what that means ✓

Do you?

It doesn't mean it can be taken away or rescinded by whoever "they" are and it certainly doesn't mean it can be given to someone who didn't earn it and doesn't deserve it in any way, shape or form.

It doesn't mean it goes to the country with the fat a by default, though.

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Raw BeerToday 01:53 pm JST

Japan should ignore America's orders; then they would have nothing to worry about from Russia or NK...

Well yeah, if you surrender you might get a few years of peace before the thieves come knocking for more.

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That the Soviet Union's seat is better off with a non-fascist country like Ukraine.

Ukraine a member of UN Security Council? Ridiculous and not well thought through suggestion.

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Several times Putin looked like a double.

It would be wise for Putin to use double on occasions.

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Just to clear up some confusion with the main photo:

That is a screen grab from a video. Sitting at the table were a number of people including defense minister Andrei Belousov.

Visible are the glasses of wine. They charged their glasses and toasted Putin on Kim's doing.

Putin was doing just fine; he is not a heavy drinker and sets a responsible example of consuming in moderation on special occasions.

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Putin was doing just fine; he is not a heavy drinker and sets a responsible example of consuming in moderation on special occasions.

Point noted. While he has no problem spilling the blood of millions of people, most of them Russians unfortunate enough to live under his rule, he has a strict rule about drinking in moderation.

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