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G7 foreign ministers discuss Ukraine war, impact

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Has there been any proper assessment of any success from the past summits..?

yes. It’s a lot warmer the beach because of their climate change. And although the poorer are getting poorer, the top 1% are rolling in it.

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The gang of Seven may try and blame Russia for the fiasco their attempts to maintain a stranglehold on power has caused, but the truth is besides their oligarchs, the economic war on Russia and China and Iran and Venezuela and... serves no one's interests.

PS, it is ironic that the threat the Kiev regime represents to shipping and the corruption endemic to the US supported regime feeding off of the revenues of the Suez Canal is diverting even more international trade traffic onto the new 'Silk Road' despite the threat of the shippers being robbed by American 'sanctions'.

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Poor Hayashi seems left out with no one to talk with....echos of Suga ;)

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Heh. More like discussing ways to divide up the booty.

This bunch is not looking overly distraught.

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Good gender diversity. So the last guy at the right simply doesn't exist???

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@Pukey2

Jesus Christ. These two alone could start WWIII. Nuland's got some nerve showing her face instead of sticking it under the sand after deciding who gets to rule Ukraine.

The attention span of the public seems far too short to be aware of the [extremely major] role she had in starting this entire conflict. Especially given the number of people I have seen who think Russia just decided to up and invade Ukraine one day for no reason whatsoever.

Without her we would never have been in this situation to begin with, and Ukraine would be a radically different country.

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They unilaterally sanctioned Russia.

because Russia invaded a sovereign country & are slaughtering innocent civilians

UN estimates 400m children might die as a secondary effect of G7 sanctions.

UN estimates millions of innocent women & children have become refugees because of Russia’s invasion

the ruble reach record highs

Propped up by the central bank & the record low volume

G7 representatives should study economics

as you obviously have, eh

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climate change also is a factor in the brewing global food emergency, and it's another topic the ministers plan to discuss

But climate change related problems, including how climate change will affect food production, have been well known and accepted by many of the globe's scientists for many years. Yet these same European and North American leaders have done little about it, and by remaining reliant on burning huge amounts of fossil fuels have made Putin and his oligarchs richer and more powerful; powerful enough to threaten European nations with invasions and wars that could make the current war in Ukraine seem like a minor squabble. As long as Putin and his fellow global oil/gas master continue to control the planet, we can expect wars to continue and maybe worsen, perhaps lead to nukes used. All while we watch pollution levels increase along with more climate change caused environmental catastrophes.

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Making promises is easy. It's when the time comes to write the check that you find out how committed everyone is. I heard Italy says stopping Russia's energy exports was off the table. That is probably all Putin had to hear.

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G7 foreign ministers discuss Ukraine war, impact:

Don't expect anything tangible or relevant outcome from any G7 gathering.

G7 is made up of nations with diversified interests and vested hidden agenda.

Has there been any proper assessment of any success from the past summits..?

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G7 representatives should study economics.

How is Russia's state capitalism working out for Russians who are not oligarchs? Or is the Russian economy similar to what is found in most western nations, i.e having huge wealth gaps. Are Putin and his oligarchs sharing the wealth they've gained by controlling Russia's oil and gas with the rest of the country? How differently managed is Russia's current economy, from that of the Stalin era, from what some call communism under Stalin/Lenin etal to what some call fascism under Putin and his oligarchs? And how different have Stalin and Putin been from the tsars, in terms of how they have handled the economy and treated those at the lower end of the wealth spectrum?. Are the lives of today's serf caste much different from the serfs alive in the 18th century. It looks to me like those at the lower end of the wealth spectrum are still fighting wars that mainly benefit the upper caste? Just like in the days of the tsars?

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With all of the other big problems in the world and here sits Russia spinning wildly like a huge crappy tornado. It’s all so unnecessary.

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G7 is supposed to promote world economic growth.

They unilaterally sanctioned Russia. Europe’s economy is heading towards recession, US citizen don’t care about Ukraine, just gas, food and baby powder, and the UN estimates 400m children might die as a secondary effect of G7 sanctions.

russia, then a member of G8 but removed in 2014, has seen the ruble reach record highs, record sales in oil and gas while the market price is booming, greatest production of grain as sale prices are ballooning.

G7 representatives should study economics.

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Looks like a sightseeing picture of ministers with relaxed pose and happy mood, rather than any sincere effort to end the war.

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They are the best G7 leaders to date! I admire their amazing stride towards democracy and world peace. Six out of seven are white people so they must be doing what is right for the whole world. Thank you Japan for representing the Asian block.

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Alfie:

Nuland and Truss, neo-con monster and warmongering, clueless clown. God help us all.

Jesus Christ. These two alone could start WWIII. Nuland's got some nerve showing her face instead of sticking it under the sand after deciding who gets to rule Ukraine. How would she like it if I chose her president? And Truss should be taking lessons in Geography 101 before she tries getting NATO to bomb the hell out of China. These two are disgusting and evil. And what was that about women being less likely to start wars?

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They should have a NATO tax

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@rocketpig

Japan should join NATO

Japan cant join NATO unless it adjusted its constitution.

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And as we can see their all having a wonderful time smiling together talking about war or the special operation in Ukraine.

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Goofy or Grumpy 7 more suiting

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Sh1mon - he is welcome to try to create confusion and chaos in Sweden and Finland, but he has tried to do that already in those countries and others, like mine. Sweden and Finland joining NATO will at least provide more protection against a hot war of aggression by Russia.

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Can't help notice G7 seems like Germany 7 here lol!

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Sh1mon - What do you mean by that? Do you think Russia will invade Finland or Sweden?

His original goals wasn't to invade Ukrainebut only to create chaos and install a puppet, in the image of Belarus and Kazakhstan. The early days of the invasion was exactly this. Paratroopers, insurgents etc., but he was betrayed by his own spies, and Ukraine ambushed them, leading to full on invasion.

I would think he will do the same to Finland and Sweden, ie create chaos, destruction, but this time, he's going to keep things close to his chest.

Surely, anyone can see the pattern. Putin says he sees NATO as a threat, he's been shoring up all his economic tools in place to withstand such a threat, and finally with talks of Ukraine joining NATO he warned of consequences, and he's stuck to his words. What else is there to doubt the madness of Putin.

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Sh1mon - What do you mean by that? Do you think Russia will invade Finland or Sweden?

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Putin's end game of de-nazification?

'Nazi' is a word that to me stands for 'national socialism', and refers in my mind to the Germans who blindly followed Hitler and Mussolini's fascist beliefs. These days, especially on the Internet, Nazi is also being used in common speech as a pejorative, mostly just name-calling. To me the current global power with a political-economic system closest to the Hitlerian form of fascism is Russia. I do not know what other poster's first language might be and how fascism is defined in their language, but in English, Russia under Putin matches the dictionary definition. Slaughtering innocent civilian women and children might be justified by the anti-West/US/UK/NATO hordes to defend what Putin and the Kremlin are doing, but I find those defending Putin's atrocities as the Nazis, using the word as a pejorative and as it's defined in English dictionaries.

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Nuland and Truss, neo-con monster and warmongering, clueless clown. God help us all.

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Japan should join Nato too

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No social distancing and no masks?

The new trend for 2022 then…

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About 3,500 police officers were deployed at the event site to provide security.

good grief !!!!

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Baerbock, as host should be asked 'why create 2 more Ukraines'? (Finland and Sweden). Is it to further shield Germany from Putin's end game of de-nazification?

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