world

War or no war, Ukrainian families board train home

21 Comments
By Alice HACKMAN

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© 2022 AFP

©2022 GPlusMedia Inc.

21 Comments
Login to comment

Ukrainians are much stronger than Russians. I would have hid under a table crying like a little baby kitten due to this WAR CRIME brought to you by Putin.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Wow, they are truly having courage and patriotism. Or they are completely crazy. It’s depending from the unpredictable outcome.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

They are definitely full of strength and courage to defend their homeland. I just wonder, do they buy tickets or just board a train? No insult intended, just curiosity. I still can’t think how someone can just blow up communities and tear up families for one’s self purpose. How inhumane is that.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Let the Ukrainian soldiers drive these Russian devils out first. Protect the weak until it’s safe enough to return. Ukraine is bathing in too much blood and pain at the present time, so it’s best for the women and children to wait until it’s safe.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

reason for that return is very simple.

many of them left houses behind and these may be looted now...i have heard many stories for these people who left most western parts of Ukraine even there was no imminent threat of attacks,came to my country,enjoy cash handouts and free hospitality but since there nothing happened in real at their places they have decided to return as remaining gangs of so called "patriots" are looting houses one by one with guns provided by some EU neigbours..so anarchy at this moment.I know you will never read about these stories here as so called "self censorship" works in MSM very hard these days and one sided propaganda must go on ... but its reality.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Japan should stop issuing visas for Russians.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

That's a nice picture.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Ukrainians are much stronger than Russians.

Sorry? Napolen&Hitler troops were beaten by Russian, not by Ukrainian.

In his short history old Ukrainian (15-17 senuary) quasi-state (much more smaller than modern Ukraine) have no one war to win.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Going back to Ukraine while the war is still ravaging?

No joke..

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Olga, her husband Slava and 10-year-old son Dima hoped to return to Mykolaiv, a port city under Russian fire on the shores of the Black Sea,

The city's founding was made possible by the Russian conquests during the Second Russo-Turkish War of 1787–1792. Founded by Prince Grigory Potemkin, Mykolaiv was the last of the many cities he established. On 27 August 1789,[3]

So city was founded by Russians, not Ukrainians. And the name was Nikolaev

Potemkin named the city after Saint Nicholas, the patron of seafarers,

Ukrainians should found their own cities and gives the names wich they like.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Ukrainians should found their own cities and gives the names wich they like.

Your country should stop murdering civilians in the streets in Ukraine.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Interesting op-ed in RIA Novosti. It sounds like there are some in Russia who would prefer a plan that would put the Ukrainian problem to rest for good:

https://ria-ru.translate.goog/20220403/ukraina-1781469605.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Going back to Ukraine while the war is still ravaging?

In next week their home city Nikolaev will be very dangerous place.

Russian starting attack on Nikolaev garnison.

Your country should stop murdering civilians in the streets in Ukraine.

Ukrainian military should stop hiding inside the cities.

Ukraine is two times bigger than Poland

Just go outside guys.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

OlegekToday  01:15 pm JST

Russians soldiers are only showing they are ill disciplined drunks, who don't even know what they are supposed to be doing there. The Russian administration under their dictator might be getting away with lying to their own blinkered population, for now, but most of us can see right through their lies to their crimes.

I have don't have much sympathy for Russians any more, they keep allowing dictators to lord over them so either the people are weak or simple minded. They will get what they deserve.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Sorry? Napolen&Hitler troops were beaten by Russian, not by Ukrainian.

In his short history old Ukrainian (15-17 senuary) quasi-state (much more smaller than modern Ukraine) have no one war to win.

Wow. The language standards for the Internet Research Agency have really slipped.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Ukrainians are much stronger than Russians.

Sorry? Napolen&Hitler troops were beaten by Russian, not by Ukrainian.

That is history. Today Ukrainians are beating Russian invaders, showing they are stronger. Less equipment and yet still beating the Russians back.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

OlegekToday  01:15 pm JST

Ukrainian military should stop hiding inside the cities.

What, you mean *their home** *cities that regular civilians are also trying to defend from an illegal invading Russian force?

I'm not blind enough to deny that some damage is being done to their own cities by Ukranian forces, as they try to repel the Russian invaders who should not be there in the first place. Russian forces are just cowardly bombarding residential blocks and will pay the price eventually, this is all on Russia.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Ukrainian military should stop hiding inside the cities.

The Russian military has an advantage in armored vehicles, fighter planes, bombers, artillery, its weapons systems are more modern.

You want Ukraine forces to go out in the open where the Russian advantage in arms would make it easy for Russia to destroy Ukraine's military forces and complete its invasion much faster and easier?

That would be poor military doctrine. You use your forces to your advantage not to your enemies. You do not defend cities by being encircled and destroyed outside of them.

Ukraine tactics have worked extremely well to halt Russian advances and put them off their goals of regime change.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The west of Ukraine is relatively safe and not a war zone. The air bases and command and control facilities in the west have be put out of action. The war is now in its final stages, the taking of a land corridor from Crimea to the Dombas...achieved. Securing the water supply for Crimea..... achieved. The encircling of the main Ukrainian army in the east forcing surrender..... in progress and the full "liberation" of the Dombas region...all but achieved. Those living in the west are safe to return, turns out they were never in great danger but obviously that was not know when they left.

Anyone living between Dnipro and Izyum in the east would be advised to move.... That is where the main Ukrainian forces will be fought in a battle they cannot win.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

The war is now in its final stages,

No, not even close sadly.

the taking of a land corridor from Crimea to the Dombas...achieved.

But not completed and Ukraine will break the link, taking back key port towns like Mariupol that is still not in Russian hands.

Securing the water supply for Crimea..... achieved.

They will lose it again.

The encircling of the main Ukrainian army in the east forcing surrender..... in progress and the full "liberation" of the Dombas region...all but achieved.

Neither will happen. Ukraine will reinforce the east to repel Russian invaders there and will keep the majority of Donbas in Ukraine hands where it belongs.

As Russian troops retreat to Belarus to be refitted and resupplied, the Ukraine military is getting fresh T-72 tanks, Bushmaster PMV's, S-300 anti aircraft systems and more from NATO and other donor nations. Putin will extend this war for a long time but as his losses continue to mount, hiding the true extent of dead soldiers from their families can not last forever.

This is not even close to being over. Putin is a monster.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites