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Sanctions on medical equipment , what can be more peaceful? What can contribute more to international efforts to secure peace?!

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I would much prefer this joke of a gov't would work on making our lives better than involving itself in a situation it has no business in.

But what better way to deflect on how incompetent it is with Kishidakun at the wheel.

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What can contribute more to international efforts to secure peace?!

Glad you asked. A complete Russian withdrawl, the return of all occupied Ukrainian territory, $300 billion towards rebuilding Ukraine and the surrender of suspected Russian war criminals.

And a heartfelt, 'Sorry' to the people of Ukraine too.

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The vassal states have received a flurry of orders from DC this week, each one hoping they won't be targeted in revenge by Russia when it kicks off.

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Well, Kishida should go to Ukraine and witness the situation with his own eyes. Then make decisions based on his agenda. Which I assume is a nuclear free world. It has been over one year, and all we do is nominal sanctions against Russia. This has solved nothing so far.

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The real War has finaly got started call it for what it really is NATO VS RUSSIA.

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KukuToday  04:45 pm JST

Sanctions on medical equipment , what can be more peaceful? What can contribute more to international efforts to secure peace?!

How about your country stop bombing and killing civilians, women and children every day? How about pulling your troops out of Ukraine back to Russian borders? That's all it akes for "Peace" to happen.

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If they really want to hurt the Russians, Japan can end fishing imports which would cut down on massive smuggling of contraband into Japan and the export of stolen cars and motorcycles out of Japan.

It could also cut the visas for Russian "entertainers"....

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How about your country stop bombing and killing civilians, women and children every day? How about pulling your troops out of Ukraine back to Russian borders? That's all it akes for "Peace" to happen.

> How about bombing Donbass withing 8 years before 2022?

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Donbass is part of Ukraine that Russia started an artificial uprising in. Anyone there who wants to be loyal to Russia is free to leave but the territory belongs to Ukraine and the Russians ARE leaving the easy way or the dead way.

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How tight?

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Up the sanctions. Switch off the Sakhalin taps providing gas to Japan. That will really hurt Russia.

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Until they quit cooperating with Russia on the Sakhalin gas projects they aren't sanctioning Russia at all -- they are helping them.

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So now we are stealing Russian peoples property. How low can you get?

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stealing Russian peoples property. How low can you get?

Oh, you can get a whole lot lower.

For example:

Stealing Ukrainian people’s lives

Destroying their homes, hospitals and schools

Depriving them of heat, light and water

Raping their women, children and grannies

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Russia is being controlled by a homicidal maniac dictator. Japan taking steps to curb his ability to wantonly kill people is a good idea.

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KukuToday  04:45 pm JST

"Sanctions on medical equipment , what can be more peaceful? What can contribute more to international efforts to secure peace?!"

It's not Medical X-Ray equipment. It's X-Ray equipment for inspecting articles, like metal airframes of missiles, aircraft, and even X-rays to check for metal fatigue in rocket launchers.

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Raping their women, children and grannies

One should be such an idiot to believe it! All reports on raping are fakes! In Rus army raping is a crime punished. Don't distribute the nasty lies

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This has been happening in eastern Ukraine since 2014.

You mean, since the Russian government began funding separatists there?

They even cut off the water supply to Crimea.

oh, no! That's terrible. I feel so bad for the Russian occupiers, it must be terrible. They should leave then.

Where were you with your concern?

Where were you when the Russian government started funding separatists in eastern Ukraine?

No, none of this justifies invading and stealing Ukrainian land. What a clownish response, but it is to be expected.

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You mean, since the Russian government began funding separatists there?

Funding and arming. Without Russian infiltration there would be no separatist movement. The malcontents who don’t want to be Ukrainian in Ukraine could have just moved to Russia.

I feel so bad for the Russian occupiers, it must be terrible. They should leave then.

Yup.

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This war will destroy the economy of those,not able to confront Russian, politically,socially, economically as the US have a record GDP growth in the fourth quarter,while EU head for a recession Google US GDP Growth

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It's not Medical X-Ray equipment. It's X-Ray equipment for inspecting articles, like metal airframes of missiles, aircraft, and even X-rays to check for metal fatigue in rocket launchers.

I don't know, in the description from Japanese (another source, not from the article) It appears as medical equipment. Though I don't argue. But it doesn't matter. Vaccines are under sanctions! So Russ children should be punished! The Japanese forgot how Russia rescued Japanese children from poliomyelitis in 1961? Short memory chez The Japanese. It's absolutely sickening!

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The Japanese forgot how Russia rescued Japanese children from poliomyelitis in 1961?*

Very interesting.

And a quick search says the vaccine was a product of collaboration between Russian and American scientists.

Anyway, hope Japan reconsiders the vaccine sanction.

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Sorry article I've read didn't exactly say Russia or Russian, it used USSR and Soviet Union.

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told warned of an unspecified impact on relations with an "unfriendly" Japan.

Thats rich. Russia is killing people but it is Japan that is unfriendly? Most nations say it is bad to associate with criminals, so Japan sanctioning a criminal nation like Russia makes complete sense. Russia complaining about it makes no sense at all.

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RodneyToday 07:11 pm JST

So now we are stealing Russian peoples property. How low can you get?

You can go much lower, just look at Russia trying to steal a whole country and trying to make families in Ukraine freeze to death by attacking their electricity grid, day after day. I would call that much much lower, wouldn't you?

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Sorry article I've read didn't exactly say Russia or Russian, it used USSR and Soviet Union

Sorry. Yes, u are right. It's Soviet Union. But Academic Chumakov always worked in Moscow.

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And a quick search says the vaccine was a product of collaboration between Russian and American scientists.

U are partly right. American inactivated vaccine was much more expensive . But Russ variant cheaper, fitting to vaccinate a huge mass of people. There are naturally different narratives on the question.

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There are naturally different narratives on the question.

Let's not belabor the narrative differences. I mentioned collaboration because I want to stress it as a welcome happenstance

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Peskov can threaten as much he likes with his unspecified impact on relations with 'unfriendly' Japan - he must learn that Russia has now been downgraded to a terrorist pariah gangster state, in which he and the vile War Criminal Putin are heading for elimination by the Revolution which has to come from the ordinary Russian people, who are all sick and tired of the trashing of their once-proud nation by these despicable, bloodthirsty, sadistic leaders.

Who the hell do they ( Putin, Lavrov, Peskov, Prizhoghin ) think they are, that they can carry on with their ruthless, savage, barbaric, uncivilised behaviour, without being challenged by the leaders of the civilised world ??

Japan should firmly double-down on Every Single Russian Sanction which she can, and maybe become acknowledged ( in time for the upcoming big G7 meeting) as a very strong country which is able to make the strongest possible stance against such evil. Imagine the kudos Kishida would receive.

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All you people not living under the US nuclear umbrella,will live at the mercy of Putin,Japan dysfunctional relationship with Russia,will leave to their economy demise, Russia will set it target on Japan

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YrralJan. 27 11:28 pm JST

All you people not living under the US nuclear umbrella,will live at the mercy of Putin,Japan dysfunctional relationship with Russia,will leave to their economy demise, Russia will set it target on Japan

The part that is not word salad sounds like a pretty pathetic threat since Japan IS in fact under the US nuclear umbrella.

Y here in fact creates the best argument for joining a collective self-defense coalition, namely not living at the mercy of a dying sociopath.

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The US has sent the USAID inspector general to investigate Ukraine Corruption Google Ukrinform

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How about your country stop bombing and killing civilians, women and children every day? How about pulling your troops out of Ukraine

Thought this was talking about the US til I got to the country's name.

Give peace a chance, whether you're American or russian.

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"In light of the situation surrounding Ukraine and to contribute to international efforts to secure peace."

There have been no efforts to secure peace. There could certainly be a good role for Japan to make those efforts and even supply forces under blue helmets to stand bravely between the warring sides.

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If it was invalid, it wouldn't bother you so much.

What worries me is that the world is living in a lie. And the world doesn 't want to know the truth. It's sad

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