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Ukraine putting pressure on fighting-age men outside the country as it tries to replenish forces

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By JILL LAWLESS and ILLIA NOVIKOV

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Going to war is not something anybody takes likely. Hopefully enough Ukrainian patriots will be found to stop Russia's heinous assault.

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Forcing the refugees back into the fight is kind of shameful whichever way you cut it.

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JJEToday  07:10 am JST

Forcing the refugees back into the fight is kind of shameful whichever way you cut it.

Nobody is rounding them up abroad. Assaulting an independent country is shameful whichever way you cut it.

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Maybe you didn't read the article. This has been a bubbling issue for a while. Sending people, who legitimately didn't want a part of the conflict, back into it, is spurious at best. Not everyone wants to die for a proxy war.

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Not good news no matter how you look at it. Ukraine needs to think of some very clever ways to use their newly resupplied weapons to degrade the Moscow regime's capabilities without wasting manpower.

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But Ukraine is winning. Why wouldnt every Ukranian man of age be lining up to fire the last shot at the fleeing Russians?

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Nobody is rounding them up abroad. Assaulting an independent country is shameful whichever way you cut it.

The people of the country being assaulted dont see this as a worthy or winable cause. Is it shameful that those people dont want to die for this?

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ChabbawangaToday  08:22 am JST

Nobody is rounding them up abroad. Assaulting an independent country is shameful whichever way you cut it.

The people of the country being assaulted dont see this as a worthy or winable cause. Is it shameful that those people dont want to die for this?

They literally killed 100k fascist invaders without air cover. You have no room to talk.

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This article indicates 38 million.

A more realistic figure now is around 24 million.

Look at the census. The country only conducted one in the three decades of independence. Went from over 50 to the above figure now, and every year more south. The demographics are the shocker.

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Many people don't want to go to war for any reason. It's the same in every country.

The people of the country being assaulted dont see this as a worthy or winable cause. Is it shameful that those people dont want to die for this?

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The real issue is Ukraine is still stuck in the 90s. Russia emerged from that harmful era. They never did.

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The armchair warriors exhorting Ukrainians to continue to fight and die in a war Ukraine will lose - shameful.

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The armchair warriors exhorting Ukrainians to continue to fight and die in a war Ukraine will lose - shameful.

Fascist-adjacent anti-democratic posters willing to sell Ukraine down the river in service of a fascist.

From an armchair no less.

Shameful.

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Forcing the refugees back into the fight is kind of shameful whichever way you cut it.

Nobody is rounding them up abroad.

They are rounding them up on the streets of Ukrainian cities and villages. Denying passport renewal to Ukrainians abroad to force them back is another way to try to get more of those who dont want to participate in this meat grinder into it. https://twitter.com/Trollstoy88/status/1782121657802338802

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They literally killed 100k fascist invaders without air cover. You have no room to talk.

Ye, we all get it, war makes you hard. you ignored my point. Ukranians dont want to fight. It would therefore seem appropriate to try diplomacy, before they are finally forced to throw their lives away for a US proxy war.

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Fascist-adjacent anti-democratic posters willing to sell Ukraine down the river in service of a fascist.

Lol. The Ukrainians themselves dont want to fight anymore.

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Forcing the refugees back into the fight is kind of shameful whichever way you cut it.

And fascist Russia actively recruiting Nepalese, Indians and other nationalities - because they cannot source sufficient Russian men - and throwing them to the front line to be slaughtered is even more shameful.

The new artillery and weapons for Ukraine are coming online. Hope the invading scum fascists are cranking up their supply of body bags.

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Go with the narrative - and pretend there is not a 600,000 strong force in the SMO zone/frontier. Let's also pretend that Donbass folks don't contribute to that force. Looks like they have rebelled against the capital and won't take order from there it seems.

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some days ago i wrote here that all of UA men-fit to serve in army and hiding abroad-should be sent back home and fight for own country/Kiev regime asap.

this is another crystal clear proof that UA have ZERO chance to win over Russia,zero chance to prevail/ok1514 sorry to make you upset but reality bites hard/.no fresh money from USA may take a role of so called "gamechanger" and Volodymyr knows that.

not many UA men hiding abroad want die for Kiev junta and in fact many are opposing Kiev regime rule.

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Lethal weaponry and a steady flow of it are critical for Ukraine to make up for any shortfalls in manpower.

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Name a combat unit of that has a majority or Nepalese, Indians and other nationalities. No Gurkhas there.

Complete nonsense.

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Time for Ukraine to get to the negotiation table with Russia.

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Fascist-adjacent anti-democratic posters 

Self parody. Oh dear.

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Ukranians dont want to fight. It would therefore seem appropriate to try diplomacy, before they are finally forced to throw their lives away for a US proxy war.

Correct. Ukriane does not prevail. But I see the day, not too far off, when Russia and Ukraine have reconciled and Ukrainians blame USA for goading them on in a proxy war they couldnt win, and massively resenting the US.

Creating enemies for itself is what the USA does so well.

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Desperate moves of lost kyiv regime..

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Time for Ukraine to get to the negotiation table with Russia.

Finally, you come up with something rational. I completely agree.

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JJEToday 08:39 am JST

The real issue is Ukraine is still stuck in the 90s. Russia emerged from that harmful era. They never did.

Emerging into fascism is not a step forward.

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zibalaToday 10:20 am JST

Time for Ukraine to get to the negotiation table with Russia.

Perhaps your Israel should go to the negotiating table with Hamas. About as likely to have results.

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ChabbawangaToday 09:10 am JST

They literally killed 100k fascist invaders without air cover. You have no room to talk.

Ye, we all get it, war makes you hard. you ignored my point. Ukranians dont want to fight. It would therefore seem appropriate to try diplomacy, before they are finally forced to throw their lives away for a US proxy war.

Pro-tip: it's not a proxy war when it is about defending your land from a fascist invader.

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it's not a proxy war*

Yes, it is.

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One man's invasion is another's self defense, and vice versa. Both in national security imperatives.

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Finally, you come up with something rational. I completely agree.

This guy has always been pro-RU/Anti-Ukraine. I think he is MAGA too.

Any able-bodied man who would not fight for their country when it is under attack, or provide some other kind of service doesn't deserve their citizenship. Freedom is paid for in blood.

Any country that is under an existential attack would do the same.

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My own country drafted men in our wars of Independence, our Civil War, the two World Wars, plus for wars we shouldn't even have been in. I have no problem with Ukraine doing the same as long as they are being invaded and occupied by Russia.

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