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Japan considering sanctions on Belarus over its support for Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Belarus is a despicable nation with a Russian puppet regime. Approving and taking part in the war of terror on independent Ukraine. Shame on them.

Not much to consider : Hit them with all the same sanctions that their master Russia has rightly been given.

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Putin became delusional, he is too proud to admit he lost the war against Ukraine and might use NUCLEAR WEAPONS as a last resort weapon to save his face.

Let's hope he will come to his sense before it will be too late.

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Belarus is what he hopes Ukraine will become - a passive client state of Russia. In every practical sense, it is a much under control of the Russian government as any part of Russia.

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the cowardly Belarusian and his sordid peace deal venue, with its long red curtains, silver cutlery, long table with bottles of mineral water on it, etc., - while putin’s conscripts edge closer to Kiev. Both of them are halfway into hell already and sweating.

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Belarus is complicit and assisting in the invasion so it should be sanctioned and trade cut off.

Let them then complain about "unfair" treatment.

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zichiToday  05:19 pm JST

The only difference between the Putin and Lukashenko is that Putin as more weapons.

Technically true, But Belarus just passed legislation to allow placing Russian nuclear weapons on their soil.

That's right up bordering Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. All NATO countries.

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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko looks and behaves more like Mussolini every day. It’s almost like seeing history repeat itself. I wonder what’s in it for Belarus for supporting Russia’s naked aggression against its peaceful & much smaller neighbor?

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Lukashenko is on the same insane brain level like Putin.

Zero difference!

German news said, that today they expecting Belarus Parashut Fighters will enter the Ukraine.

I hope the Ukranians shoot them in their asses before they reach the ground.

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wow Japan showing some balls good job

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NATO and The USA is mainly to blame for this mess

Really??? How so? Did NATO invade a sovereign nation? Did NATO lie to the entire world about their “military exercises” ?

Just saying I think your logic is flawed and you can’t blame the US and NATO for everything.

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Lukashenko needs to be targeted as well.

He was close to being kicked out of office & needed Putin’s help to survive.

Belarus should be given the same warning as Putin gave the west - if any Belarusian soldier enters Ukraine, it’s game on.

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LamillyToday  06:35 pm JST

Oh Japan please keep quiet you've got more to lose than to gain here and everyone knows you're a mouthpiece for the US.

Like what? Japan is to lose? do not just troll but specify it.

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Lukashenko is a Russian puppet. Will be interesting to see what the conversation was between him and Putin - allow us to use Belarus as a staging area, or you are gone, or something similar.

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Most of the posters here didnt even know Belarus existed until they were ordered to be angry at them too.

Prove it.

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Putin's mustachioed sock puppet Mussolini should have been neutralized by the West long ago for his myriad crimes against the Belarussian people. He's sure to share the same ultimate fate of HMV, the Kremlin's capo dei capi "savvy genius".

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zichiToday  08:19 pm JST

OssanAmericaToday 06:17 pm JST

zichiToday  05:19 pm JST

The only difference between the Putin and Lukashenko is that Putin as more weapons.

Technically true, But Belarus just passed legislation to allow placing Russian nuclear weapons on their soil.

That's right up bordering Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. All NATO countries.

Russian nuclear weapons are always close to European/NATO countries.

What's your point?

Hostile as usual zichi. The "point" is that Belarus transferred all of its Soviet-era tactical warheads to the Russian Federation by May 1993, while the transfer of strategic warheads was completed by November 1996.  Putin and Lukashenko have now, during the invasion of Ukraine, set the stage for a return.

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Oh Japan please keep quiet you've got more to lose than to gain here and everyone knows you're a mouthpiece for the US.

You let Russia do, China will follow and they Japan will have a lot to lose.

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I have a sneaking feeling we might be about to witness the downfall of Putin and Lukashenko. Things in Ukraine are not going well for them. Worldwide support is firmly against the invasion and there is considerable economic pain on the way. If Russians are fed up enough to revolt Putin could fall and Lukashenko won't last long. I don't know what their popularity ratings are but they surely must be going down fast.

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japan will suffer from super inflation.

Small chance of that, but it’s a small price to pay to dismantle putin’s Russia and build anew.

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And when that price is paid and nothing at all changes? What then? 

Japan can be uninvolved and pay no price at all.

You can be uninvolved. Please.

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There is something to be said for NATO declaring a no-fly zone over Ukraine. Putin's Air Force is vastly inferior technologically to what the West has. Even his tanks, of which he has bought many, are inferior to Western tanks. Remember the tank battles in Iraq 30 years ago? He can intimidate Ukraine, but NATO is so much stronger than Russia militarily, there is no contest.

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How could President Putin's Government misjudge the global community and the Ukraine people in a manner that now President Putin is threatening a move to unconventional retaliation?

The sanctions are truly unprecedented.

It is pointless pretending otherwise.

Currency, the ability to contain a banking collapse.

The war is now on two devastating fronts.

I don't believe some posters fully appreciate the financial services that SWIFT provides.

The global provider of secure financial messaging service

https://www.swift.com/your-needs

I humbly suggest one takes a peek at Market segment.

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Sorry to say, but right now Belarus is under Russian occupation. People live under a terror similar to Stalin times in 1930s. And yet, many people are protesting against Russian invasion in Ukraine. Only yesterday around 800 people were arrested.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lukashenko stated that concerns about the pandemic were a "frenzy and a psychosis" and that working the tractors, drinking vodka and going to saunas could prevent people from infection from the virus. "People are working in tractors. No one is talking about the virus", Lukashenko said on 16 March 2020. "There, the tractor will heal everyone. The fields heal everyone". He also said: "I don’t drink, but recently I’ve been saying that people should not only wash their hands with vodka, but also poison the virus with it. You should drink the equivalent of 40–50 milliliters of rectified spirit daily", but he advised against doing so while at work.[166][167] By early May, Belarus was reported to have 15,000 diagnosed cases, one of the highest per capita rates of infection in Eastern Europe.[168]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Lukashenko#Domestic_policy

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It is very important to fully appreciate the consequence of President Putin's options

President Putin's people were promised a short, with overwhelming force would prevail.

Russia was clearly met with the belligerent a force coupled with global community that is prepared to bury the Russian economy where it found it

However, where does this leave the Ukraine people?

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We need Abe now, he has a personal tie with Putin

Hostage negotiator Abe. Oooh my sides.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

Just call the A team !

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What's to consider?

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In the world ruled by violence, Do not just laugh at mouthpieces of remaining ultimate military and nuclear powers, which are what? US, Russia and CCP? This is a very good chance that you revaluate your history lessons in your text-books.

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How can you sanction a nation that is WORTHLESS?, LOL

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but it’s a small price to pay to dismantle putin’s Russia and build anew.

And when that price is paid and nothing at all changes? What then?

Japan can be uninvolved and pay no price at all.

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NATO and The USA is mainly to blame for this mess.

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Japan following the USA as usual .

Japan is getting more involved than necessary.

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japan will suffer from super inflation.

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Oh Japan please keep quiet you've got more to lose than to gain here and everyone knows you're a mouthpiece for the US.

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Kishida has no idea what he's doing. We need Abe now, he has a personal tie with Putin

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