Probably because that's not why they came to Donbass.
Total propaganda. Why would Russia come to Donbass to stop the genocide then bomb them. Also the shells are 155mm, supplied by USA and NATO. Russia uses 157mm.
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Ukraine should face reality, its going to lose the Dombas and south. Choosing peace now may allow them to keep Odessa and have a port. Western arms have not made difference nor will they. Why have thousands more die when the result will be the same?
I don't think either side is interested in peace right now. Ukraine gains nothing, as Russia's word means nothing (they will magic up more neo-nazis whenever it suits them to take more land). Russia also gains nothing from peace talks right now, as nobody is ready to drop sanctions.
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@Rodney: So is it fluff or propaganda? They are two different things.
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In that case why did Japan, or the rest of the world for that matter, get involved in Ukraine. I still don't understand why we care about that conflict.
It is good you don't need to make these kinds of decisions then. I think it has to do with making a few sacrifices in the short term to discourage more "special operations" from occurring across the world. Japan has been loud and clear about this since the beginning.
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@clown world: it seems like not being part of a NATO-like alliance is much more stupid and dangerous. Look at Ukraine. It could be the future of any other country that lacks an alliance (or nukes).
Yeah, more wars for the US and the West and its military industrial complex. This is beyond stupid and dangerous...
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@Eastman and Rodney: Why do you assume a partnership consists of one party dictating what the other needs to do? It's much more logical that the countries want to work together for their mutual benefit...
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@blacklabel: I meant the government is essentially giving 1USD from each of the ~100 million residents of Japan. I don't think it's worth people complaining about how it could have been used here (to buy everyone an onigiri) instead.
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Not much empathy here huh? People are dying from thirst and hunger there. It's literally less than 1 USD per person that they're offering to Ukraine!
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@painkiller: Wait until China eventually has to ditch the zero-covid policy (it cannot go on forever right?). Unfortunately things will get bad then, until they get better.
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@Rodbey: Then what don't they? Hmm, maybe not such a waste of money.
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Good on him for trying to change, or at least expose, a bad system (and company). I'm sure he's not naive enough to expect a big payout, but he's still trying to make a stand for what he believes in.
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@painkiller: Zero covid is, of course, not a sustainable policy (lockdowns forever?). Even the Chinese government will have to realize this eventually.
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I think it will be a better place in general. It is called progress, and it happens despite all the challenges we face.
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It's encouraging that this is the top story of the day. Yay no major crises, I guess.
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Yes, I don't get it what the pro-invasion people are going on about either. Everyone knows Ukraine laid the mines and why, it is not some kind of secret.
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@William: You are presenting as "fact" the outcome of an event that never happened. It is arrogant.
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@painkiller: So keep locking down forever is the answer?
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Short term pain will lead to long term gain (weaning off oil). And vice versa
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@Eastman: I don't think even you believe this (dropping sanctions) is actually in Japan's long-term interest. Of course it could give short-term relief from inflation, but it exposes Japan to way bigger problems in the future.
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@Rodney: Yes, there are delighted to have their homes and cities destroyed, I mean liberated.
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@elephant: Since when is it not wrong to just shoot a random unarmed person? What if he was a supporter of the glorious special military operation? +1 liberated, I guess.
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@Bronco: Maybe not all committed war crimes? That's what this story is about.
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It's good everyone is telling China to stop this zero covid policy. It means the CCP definitely won't do it even though they know they should. _
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@Rodney: The real question is, why do they think this is a lesser risk than not joining NATO?
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It must really suck having so many people tell you how to live your life!
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What is the end game here? Zero covid for all eternity?
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@Kyo: Do you mean don't believe anything you read inside China or outside China?
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@Bronco: that's certainly an optimistic interpretation... Russia was ousted from the Human Rights Council as a result of this vote, meaning the US proposal succeeded. Oh right, Russia "quit" the council right before the vote showed they were expelled.
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@Kyo: these incinerators are the envy of most other countries who need to rely on landfills.
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