If it goes accordingly, Russia will eventually fight the countries carrying out the sanctions.
By the way - interesting idea. Today the big war in Europe is only a nightmare, but the things could change very quickly. For example Poland has some intentions toward west Ukraine (old Polish provinces) and moblize army and send out 45 Russian diplomats.
lets hope that at least in Japan common sense will prevail even when big pressure from whitehouse is very imminent
Good idea. After this war, which Mr Zelenskiy gona to lose Russia still be neighbours of Japan. In short - time pass and it will be no Mr Zelensky as president, but Russia still be near Japan.
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How many Nazis are in Ukraine? How many in power there?
For example: in Mariupol commander of normal Ukrainian Army want to remove Ukrainian troops from
But he was just shot by nazi from Azow and battle starts in this city.
They can shoot anybody in Ukraine.
Even president Zelenskiy can't say anything against them.
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The stance, which you seem oblivious to, is that a handful of nazis in a country is not reasonable excuse to invade it, kill civilians and pretend you have the moral high ground.
The first and most important ceasefire condition - DEnazification of Ukraine.
Ukrainian response - NO
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Ukrainian leaders accused Russia of seizing 15 rescue workers and drivers from a humanitarian convoy trying to get desperately needed food and other supplies into the bloodied port city of Mariupol
the best solution - remove troops from residential areas
Ah - this is a human shield for Ukrainian Army.
Most fights they have inside big cities not outside.
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Most of Russia's poorly equipped army is very busy right now, in Ukraine.
This "poorly equipped army" starts ground operation from the very first day. Just compare with US Army
In Yugoslavia it was no ground operation at all. Only airstrikes from high altitude.
Russian aviation use today strafing air-strike. Not from 10000 mt altitude.
So Russian military specialists are much more better.
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“His death reminds us that Germany has a special historical responsibility toward Ukraine,
The same thing toward Russian
millions of Russian were murdered by German Nazi as "untermenschen" (subhumans)
History repeats itself.
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Oh, I agree, Oleg, listening to the Russian Defence Ministry is a great way to get the latest Russian Propaganda. Fortunately, serious adults know this and pay no attention to the lies and propaganda they spread.
The main problem: Russian Ministry "lies" but Russian troops go ahead.
Ukrainian tells only truth (no propaganda at all), but Ukrainian army collapsed.
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Have seen a report that 300 Russian troops refused orders to carry out offensive operations and pulled their tanks and armour out of the line.
If you have seen 300 Russian troops you have no chance to put here this message.
It's like stroking a tiger's mustache and after that report about this.
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Early Tuesday, Ukrainian troops forced Russian forces out of the Kyiv suburb of Makariv after a fierce battle, Ukraine's Defense Ministry said.
When you listen to Russian Defence Ministry - you got a chane to know a lot of interesting.
It's two part in this conflict.
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as if anyone would believe ANYTHING russia says any more.
Yeah, yeah. When Germany was unified it was promised to Moscow that NATO NEVER go east.
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Recently it has become very clear that negotiations with Russia mean nothing
And today you have no negotiations at all. Good luck.
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It is a shame that a psychopath has been able to take control of Russia.
Sorry, but unlike many other country Russian president think about Russian national interest, and not about how to please US.
Today it's looks crazy, I knew.
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Russia's Foreign Ministry said Monday it will suspend negotiations for a post-war peace treaty with Japan, in an apparent reaction to Tokyo's participation in sanctions
The ministry also announced that Moscow will halt a visa-free program
So, here we have a result of "wise" Japanese foreign policy.
Japan should think about its own national interests not American.
It's hard work, I knew.
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As if the world will talk to Russia for the next few generations. Russia is a virus that needs to be quarantined
Once upone a time one painter form Austria had the same ideas...
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A total of 85.8 percent of respondents support Japan's sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine,
1 About 68 percent Russian support special operation on Ukraine.
2 As a responce to Japanese sanction Russia refuse any further peace negotiation with Japan
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There are less than 150,000 Russian soldiers in Ukraine.
Why does a 400,000 man army have to resort to "hit and run" tactics against a 150,000 man army?
Total technical superiority of Russian Army. And much more better organization.
And of course rich military traditions.
Hitler/Napoleon troops were destroyed by Russians not Ukrainians.
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Russian cant handle the guerrilla warfare n insurgency
May be yes, may be no
But Mariupol - is a region with Russian population - it will be no guerilla
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A mother embraces her son who escaped the besieged city of Mariupol and arrived at the train station in Lviv,
Mariupol – is a big industrial city with Russian population. 98 % refugees from this city have intention to go in Russia not west Ukraine. Why the battle in this city so strong? Because neo-Nazi from “Azov” (most of them west-Ukrainians) fighting till the end. Some sort of SS shock troops.
Half of Ukrainian state has Russian population (not Ukrainian). And Lviv people (west Ukrainian hate Russians). So, no one Russian from Mariupol go to Lviv.
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> You realize that fascist Russia's economy is smaller than South Korea's right?
You realize that Russia run two military op at the same time? In Syria and Ukraine? And unlikely US in Ukraine it is full scale ground operation? You realize that Russia use very modern weaponry in Ukraine Incuding hypersonic missiles ? As far as I understand Japan not able to do something equal even in theory. And Russian population not much bigger than Japanese… about 146 mio in Russia and about 126 mio in Japan.
So, you should stop belive in fairy-tales.
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You realize that fascist Russia's
Sorry, historically (in 20th century) Russia (USSR) was communist country. Not fascist, but communist. It’s a totally different ideology. Stalin was communist, not fascist like Mussolini. It was a lot fascist regimes in Europe in thirties (from Portugal to the Romania), sometimes even Imperial Japan called fascist in Russia, but I’m not sure is it right or wrong. But Russia never was “fascist” – it’s a very strange for most Russian. The same thing talk about Japan as Maoist country – it’s crazy guys.
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Baloney. They ARE Ukrainian. It’s a war crime to try and take them by force.
They are "second sort" citizens of Ukraine, but if we speaking about their nationality they are Russian. From half to one third population of modern Ukraine are Russians.
So they wand to be Russians, not Ukrainians.
Speak Russian, to havw TV in Russian, education in Russian and so on. And they have totally other mentality from Ukainians.
By the way I'm Russian.
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In other words, Russian troops go home?
That would end the combats.
But of course they at home. You should study history. For example, Kiev – oldest Russian capital (and mother of all Russian cities). Ukrainian – something very new. Such cities like Odessa or Nikolayev – was build buy Russians and have Russian population today. Funny thing – it is no Ukrainian cities in Ukraine. Only towns. (Ukrainian - rural people).
Anyway Russian troops are at home in south-east part of Ukraine with Russian population there.
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Today we have heavy combats in Kharkov and Mariupol – industrials cities with Russian population in Ukraine. The same thing for Donbass combats – Industrial area Donbass has mainly Russian population. They are NOT Ukrainian. Two different nations. Ukrainian whant Ukraine only for Ukrainians? No problem! But without Russian areas. By the way all industrial areas in Ukraine has Russian population. No single other area.
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It will be a few years before the truth comes out how the US//NATO/UK could have prevented Russias invasion and Putin’s well documented red lines of NATO expansion.
NATO recognises Ukraine as Enhanced Opportunities Partner
12 Jun. 2020
By the way, yes.
Putin promise that Ukraine never will join NATO
So you see... It was wrong decision to promise something to Kiev about NATO.
The same thing for Georgia (country near Russia not state in US)
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In city after city, hospitals, schools and buildings where people sought safety from the bombardment have been attacked
Very strage to explaine such simple things: Ukrainian forces and Nazi troops of Ukraine actively using hospitals, schools and civile buldings for military purposese.
Ukrainian forces are useless otsides cities - Russian Army crusch them easely - so they hiding incide big residential areas.
If there not troops inside the city - no combats.
Ukrainian "herous" should stop to use civil objects like hospitals for firing positions. That's all.
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Over the past tree weeks Putin-rhetoric has shifted significantly as the reality of an easier victory faded. The current thinking at the moment seems to be that Russia appears to have accepted it cannot depose Ukraine's leadership and replace it with a puppet government,
Nope. Just to free regions with Russian population from Ukrainian army. That's all folks.
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A Russian airstrike ripped apart a theater where hundreds of people have been living in the besieged city of Mariupol,
City with Russian population, by the way. Not Ukrainian.
Ukrainian troops has nothing to do there.
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By the way on the T-sort of Mr Zelensky he had a symbol very similar to a Iron Cross from Third Reich.
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Japan will strip Russia of its "most favored nation" status to punish Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine, following in the footsteps of the United States and European nations
What about Japanese foreign policy?
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About 1,300 Ukrainian troops have been killed, according to Kyiv.
Accordint to reports Ukrainian Ministry of Defense sent to Zelensky, the Red Cross and the data of the funeral homes of eight regions of Ukraine the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at 10:00 03/09/22 amounted to 34,672 people killed, 23,490 seriously wounded and 13,300 missing.
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