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Kishida says sanctions to be imposed on Belarus

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no fan of Kishida, but glad he's speaking against bloody Abe.....

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Belarus should be hit with exactly the same sanctions as Russia.

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diagonalslipToday  05:16 pm JST

no fan of Kishida, but glad he's speaking against bloody Abe.....

Oh yea, Abe is such a monster compared to Putin and Lukashenko....LOL

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Belarus is sovereign of its own territory, thay can do what they want.

KISHIDA is violating the sovereignty of other countries.

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Day 1 - US announces action X

Day 2 - silence

Day 3 - silence

Day 4 - Japan announces action X

I don't understand why wait 3 days to follow?

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I don't understand why wait 3 days to follow?

It takes that long to consider the problem and get all the hankos to make it official.

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What did Belarus do??

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no fan of Kishida, but glad he's speaking against bloody Abe.....

Was gonna say the same thing...I give Kishida credit for that. Not surprising as he hails from Hiroshima.

Oh yea, Abe is such a monster compared to Putin and Lukashenko....LOL

Strawman much?

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Belarus is sovereign of its own territory, thay can do what they want.

Sure, & they wanted to assist Russia in their invasion of Ukraine. So they can suffer the same consequences as Russia.

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they wanted to assist Russia

Did they tell you that?

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indigoToday 06:37 pm JST

Belarus is sovereign of its own territory, thay can do what they want.

KISHIDA is violating the sovereignty of other countries.

Japan is also a sovereign nation and is able to decide for itself who it does business with and who it chooses not to. Belarus has put itself in the later category and can not blame Japan or anyone else for sanctions against it.

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Hopefully the war is over.

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Hopefully the war is over.

There are no reports of Russia surrendering yet so the war is continuing. Probably will go on for some time yet.

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@mz16

let me update you on proceedings then comrade.

Russian troops spent several weeks doing war exercises in Belarus.

Then Belarus was used as a staging area for the Russian military to invade Ukraine.

Don’t you think these actions can be interpreted as assisting Russia ?

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Belarusian soldiers will be ground up and spat out.

They should seriously consider this as an opportunity to escape.

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Things are developing. There was an article on Bloomberg about Chinese state banks complying with US sanctions on Russia.

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quercetumToday  09:23 pm JST

Things are developing. There was an article on Bloomberg about Chinese state banks complying with US sanctions on Russia.

"China’s banking and insurance regulator said on Wednesday that the country opposes and will not join financial sanctions against Russia."

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/02/china-will-not-join-sanctions-against-russia-banking-regulator-says.html

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Here is the pertinent part per Bloomberg and the Washington Post.

Without making public statements, some Chinese institutions appear to be quietly adhering to sanctions, and there are few signs of significant attempts to create a lifeline for the Russian economy. According to Bloomberg News, two of China’s biggest commercial banks, Bank of China and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), in recent days restricted financing or purchases of Russian commodities.

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Belarus is run by the same kind of ruthless and sleazy authoritarian dictator that Putin is. That is why Lukashenko and Putin are such buddies. They both are waging war on a country that fairly elected their leaders and doesn't go around invading other countries in order to expand their empires. Thus, Belarus' leadership should suffer the same fate as Russia's.

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@quercetum China is now realizing that Russia is not the big dog that they were perceived to be. Putin played his hand and now Xi will sit on the little mans head. On the world stage China saw Russia as this big ferocious dog with sharp teeth and a loud bark, but now as thing has happened China sitting on the out side watching see a little dog with his tale between his legs cowering in a corner with no teeth!!!

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What did Belarus do??

Well, they allowed their country to be used as a jumping off point for Russian troops to invade Ukraine from the north. Meaning they chose to participate in the invasion. Sanctions are the consequence of that choice. If they don’t like the sanctions, it’s easy enough to get them to stop by stopping support for the Russian invasion. Otherwise, they’ll just have to live with the repercussions of their actions.

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Does anyone in Ukraine even want to fight?

Hmm... just open a few serious news sites NOT ending in ".ru" and you'll find the right answer.

NATO is more interested in having Ukrainians dying

Ukrainians are dying, being killed by Russian weapons. Still, somehow it's NATO and countries that rushed to supply Ukraine with defensive weapons in the last minute who are to blame. Great logic here.

Russia sent NATO and the United States terms of a resolution to de-escalate hostilities. 

Before that, Russia escalated, and then send the demands. It's called an ultimatum, not a proposal.

there was no response from NATO or the United States

There was. You seem to have missed that. It's just that the Russian dictator didn't like it.

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The point is that there was no response from NATO or the United States and this is the result.

Russia demanded NATO withdraw forces all of Eastern Europe including many existing NATO members and foreswear ever admitting Ukraine to NATO. These are not serious negotiating points and Mr. Putin knew this. NATO told the Russians curtly their demands were unacceptable.

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How many countries have sent Ukraine weapons? 

The US, Canada and 19 European nations.

https://news.abs-cbn.com/spotlight/02/28/22/list-countries-sending-arms-and-aid-to-ukraine

Sweden providing Ukraine with 5,000 anti tank missiles is unprecedented.

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had no idea there are so many Abe fans here.... (⌒▽⌒)

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diagonalslipToday  07:00 am JST

had no idea there are so many Abe fans here....

You also had, and still have no idea that this article isn't about Abe.

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Meanwhile the Turks just signed an investment agreement with Belarus! Turkey is not imposing any sanctions on Russia or Belarus despite being a NATO member.

https://nordicmonitor.com/2022/03/erdogan-ratifies-an-investment-agreement/

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