North Korea tests ‘nuclear drone’
Pyongyang has claimed that the "secret weapon" can create a “radioactive tsunami”
North Korea has shared details about two of its latest weapons tests, both involving simulated nuclear strikes. Seoul also reported that the DPRK fired off multiple ballistic missiles into the sea, just hours before a US warship is set to arrive in South Korea.

Pyongyang said it conducted tests on its new “nuclear unmanned underwater attack boat” between March 25 and 27, stating the “test combat unit” was “accurately detonated underwater.”

Previously dubbed a secret weapon, North Korea’s military has claimed that the platform can create a “radioactive tsunami” using underwater explosions and “annihilate enemy ship groups” without detection, though has revealed few details about the UAV.

The weapon remained submerged for more than 41 hours and was detonated in waters off North Korea’s east coast, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Tuesday.

In another recent drill, tactical ballistic missiles were loaded with munitions “simulating nuclear warheads” to test the military’s “firing preparations,” followed by a “virtual nuclear attack” in which the test warheads were detonated 500 meters above their target. The commander of the launch unit said the drill affirmed that “if we fight, we will surely annihilate the enemy,” according to KCNA.

During a meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party on Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stressed the need to “qualitatively strengthen the DPRK's nuclear forces,” and said he had “reviewed the prepared nuclear counterattack operation plan” in the event of a conflict.

The latest tests come amid soaring tensions between Pyongyang, and Washington and Seoul, with the US leading a flurry of major military drills in the region in recent months, which the DPRK has repeatedly condemned as preparation for an attack. In retaliation, North Korea has carried out a record number of weapons tests, including several intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), drawing condemnation from the US.

Earlier on Monday, South Korea’s military said it detected two short-range ballistic missiles fired from the DPRK’s North Hwanghae province. Both were reportedly launched in the direction of Japan, but landed outside the country’s exclusive economic zone, according to officials in Tokyo.

“We will keep a close eye on North Korea’s various activities and maintain firm readiness posture based on the capability to overwhelmingly respond to any provocations,” the South Korean military said in a statement.

Despite repeated warnings from Pyongyang, however, the military added that it would continue its scheduled drills with the US, which sent an aircraft carrier set to dock at a South Korean naval base on Tuesday. The warship will take part in a joint exercise with South Korean forces in waters off its east coast before it arrives, the latest in a long list of similar drills.
平壌は、この "秘密兵器 "が "放射能津波 "を引き起こすことができると主張している。









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Ukrainians receive depleted uranium training
Kiev’s tankers were filmed handling controversial munitions in a British military documentary

The UK announced on Monday that the Ukrainian soldiers trained on Challenger 2 tanks have finished the course and returned home. The British defense ministry released a documentary that showed Ukrainians handling the depleted uranium armor-piercing rounds, among other things.

British instructors – and at least one American officer, spotted in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) video – spent weeks training Ukrainians how to crew and fight the main battle tanks.

London pledged to send 14 Challenger 2 tanks to Kiev. Some of them have reportedly already reached Ukraine. The US has promised several of its M1 Abrams MBTs, while several continental NATO members have already delivered German-made Leopards. All Western tanks require a crew of four, including a manual loader, unlike the three-man crews of Ukraine’s original tank fleet of T-64 and T-72s.

Those loaders will have to handle the standard NATO armor-piercing rounds, which are made with depleted uranium rods. The ammunition has been linked to skyrocketing rates of cancer and birth defects in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq.

When DU penetrators strike a target, “they fragment and burn, generating chemically toxic and radioactive DU particulate that poses an inhalational risk to people,” Doug Weir, an expert with the Conflict and Environment Observatory, told Declassified UK. This will be another burden for Ukraine, in a conflict that has already generated “serious pollution problems,” he added.

Weir identified the ammunition in the MoD video as the inert display version of the CHARM3, the 120-millimeter DU ammunition in use by the British military.

The MoD told reporters last week that the “impact to personal health and the environment from the use of depleted uranium munitions is likely to be low.”

In an article published in the Spectator on Sunday, a researcher at the government-funded Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think-tank admitted that DU was “toxic.” Russian soldiers should not “go to sleep cradling a depleted uranium round, or lick the tip,” joked Jack Watling, adding that the projectile “traveling at around 1,800 meters per second and burning up as it flies will be more concerning to any target than its radioactivity.”

The UK announced last week it would send the DU ammunition to Ukraine along with the Challengers. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the move a sign of “absolute recklessness, irresponsibility and impunity.”

The Russian military did not seem concerned about the potential effects of DU in combat. Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, who is in charge of Russia’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Forces, pointed out that DU dust will contaminate the soil and wreck Ukraine’s agriculture for decades, while causing “irreparable harm” to the health of Ukrainians, civilian and military alike.





紛争と環境観測所の専門家であるダグ・ウィアーは、Declassified UKに、「劣化ウラン貫通弾が標的に当たると、断片化して燃え、化学的に有毒で放射性の劣化ウラン微粒子が発生し、人々に吸入リスクを与える」と述べている。これは、すでに「深刻な汚染問題」を引き起こしている紛争において、ウクライナにとって新たな負担となるだろうと、彼は付け加えた。


MoDは先週、記者団に対し、"劣化ウラン弾の使用による個人の健康や環境への影響は低いと思われる "と述べています。

3/26のスペクテイター紙に掲載された記事で、政府出資のシンクタンク、ロイヤル・ユナイテッド・サービス研究所(RUSI)の研究者は、劣化ウランが "毒性 "を持つことを認めている。ロシア兵は「劣化ウラン弾を抱いて寝たり、先端を舐めたりしてはいけない」とジャック・ワトリングはジョークを飛ばし、弾丸は「毎秒約1800メートルで移動し、飛ぶときに燃え上がるので、どんな標的にとっても放射能より気になるだろう」と付け加えている。

英国は先週、チャレンジャーと一緒に劣化ウラン弾をウクライナに送ると発表した。ロシア外務省は、この動きを "絶対的な無謀さ、無責任さ、無慈悲さ "の表れであるとした。



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東芝旧経営陣5人に賠償命令 3億円

NHK2023年3月28日 19時31分
東芝不正会計問題 旧経営陣5人に賠償命じる判決 東京地裁
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ロシア情報 2023/3/28

[28日 ロイター] - ロシア国防省は28日、海軍が日本海の模擬標的に向けて超音速対艦ミサイルを発射したと発表した。

Over 5.5 million refugees entered Russia amid Ukraine conflict – TASS
The country is the largest single recipient of people fleeing the hostilities

More than 5.5 million people, including over 749,000 children, have entered Russia from the Donbass region and Ukraine since February 2022, TASS reported on Tuesday, citing a source in the security branches of the Russian government.

The figures are an increase on those reported by TASS in early November, when it said over 4.7 million refugees, including almost 705,000 minors, had fled to Russia. By mid-March, that number had reached 5.4 million, the agency said.

According to the latest update, around 39,000 of those who arrived in Russia remain housed at government-run shelters. The rest have found accommodation with relatives, managed their housing situation independently, or left the country.

The Russian government has temporarily stopped paying one-time benefits to refugees, having spent over $160 million on assistance, the source reported. In addition to cash and housing, Russia has provided free medical services to refugees who required them.

The EU’s statistics service, Eurostat, estimates that around 4 million refugees from Ukraine have received temporary protection in member states since the start of hostilities with Russia in late February 2022. Among them, Germany and Poland have received the biggest share, welcoming well over 900,000 people each.

The non-EU nation of Moldova is hosting between 88,000 and 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, according to national and international sources.
ウクライナ紛争でロシアに入った難民は550万人以上 - TASS






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海外情報 2023/3/26

Kremlin comments on ‘piracy’ suggestion of former president
The US and its allies, who “stole” Russia’s assets, are the real pirates, spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told journalists
The term “pirated content" has a whole new meaning in the contemporary world, the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told journalists on Saturday. He spoke in support of a suggestion by former President Dmitry Medvedev to allow Russians to download western entertainment content for free.

It is Russia that has been outright “robbed” by the US and its allies, Peskov said, adding that Moscow has to deal with “pirates” in the West anyway. “They have seized our assets, stolen our assets,” the Kremlin spokesman told journalists, saying that “before, such people were called ‘pirates’; now, they are called ‘bandits’.”

Earlier on Saturday, Medvedev suggested finding “proper pirates” and using them to obtain content from western entertainment companies that left Russia over its conflict with Ukraine. Medvedev, who is currently the deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, also said that any such content should be put online for free to make the western entertainment giants suffer “maximum damage so that they go broke.”

The companies that have ceased or paused operations in Russia over the past year include film industry giants Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, and Sony, as well as streaming services such as Netflix, Spotify, Megogo, and Amazon Prime Video.

According to Medvedev, the Russian authorities recently discussed the possibility of depriving foreign content providers of some of their non-property rights in the country.

Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry earlier ruled out adding entertainment content to its parallel import list, arguing that audio and visual content cannot be properly classified as “goods” for such purposes. In February, the Russian Culture Ministry said it was preparing a bill that would ban showing pirated movies without screening licenses in cinemas.


土曜日に先立ち、メドベージェフは「適切な海賊」を見つけ、ウクライナとの紛争でロシアを離れた西側のエンターテイメント会社からコンテンツを入手するために彼らを利用することを提案した。現在、ロシア安全保障会議の副議長を務めるメドベージェフ氏は、西側のエンターテイメント大手が "破産するような最大のダメージ "を受けるように、そのようなコンテンツはすべて無料でオンラインに公開されるべきとも述べている。

過去1年間にロシアで事業を停止または一時停止した企業には、映画業界大手のディズニー、ワーナーブラザーズ、ユニバーサル、パラマウント、ソニーのほか、Netflix、Spotify、Megogo、Amazon Prime Videoなどのストリーミングサービスが含まれています。



Ukraine inflated International Legion numbers – NYT
The newspaper’s story is the latest of many tales of corruption and incompetence to surface from the volunteer unit

The true number of recruits that signed up for Ukraine’s International Legion was several times smaller than the figure touted by officials in Kiev, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Additionally, some of the most high-profile mercenaries used their position to lie and profiteer from the conflict.

Within two days of Russian troops entering Ukraine last February, President Vladimir Zelensky put out a call for international recruits to bolster his military’s ranks. One week later, Ukrainian military intelligence chief Kirill Budanov told CNN that 20,000 recruits had applied to join the newly-formed International Legion.

However, “far fewer actually enlisted,” the New York Times reported. Citing “people with knowledge of the Legion,” the newspaper stated that there are currently around 1,500 members in its ranks, and that “internal documents show that the legion is struggling.”

The Times did not specify how many International Legion members have been killed in action. The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed last March that it killed “up to 180” foreign mercenaries in a missile strike on a base near Lviv, and that dozens more were killed in a similar strike on a base near the Belarusian border a week later. By the end of the month, Moscow claimed to have eliminated 600 foreign fighters in Ukraine.

Since the early days of Russia’s military operation, the number of mercenary groups operating in Ukraine has increased, as has the profile of some of the mercenaries themselves.

James Vasquez, a home-improvement contractor from Connecticut, amassed thousands of Twitter followers and solicited donations by posting battlefield updates from Ukraine. Vasquez deleted his social media accounts last week after the Times discovered he had lied about his service in the US military.

Vasquez used his online persona to promote another American volunteer, former US Marine Ripley Rawlings, who raised over $1 million in donations to buy equipment for Ukrainian troops. However, some of these purchases were carried out without proper US State Department authorization, while other shipments of gear never showed up in Ukraine.

Donors were similarly misled by Grady Williams, the Times reported. A retired engineer and former methamphetamine user, Williams raised around $16,000 in Georgia to buy motorcycles for the Georgian Legion, half of which he spent on himself before he was forced out of the mercenary group.

Andy Milburn was one of the most prolific mercenary leaders in Ukraine, and Western media outlets gave his ‘Mozart Group’ (a play on Russia’s ‘Wagner Group’ private military company) extensive coverage last year. He is now accused in a lawsuit by the group’s co-founder of embezzlement, sexual harassment, and arms trafficking.

These examples cited by the Times are not new. RT has covered Milburn’s legal drama and other stories of fraud and abuse from within Ukrainian volunteer units since the beginning of the conflict. However, the Times’ reporting has apparently triggered strife among Vasquez, Ripley, the Legion, and some of its former members, all of whom “escalated their feud” and “accused one another of misappropriating funds and lying about their credentials” after the newspaper contacted them.








寄付者たちは、Grady Williamsにも同様に惑わされたとTimesは報じた。引退したエンジニアで元メタンフェタミン使用者のウィリアムズは、グルジアでグルジア軍団のバイクを購入するために約1万6000ドルを集めたが、その半分は傭兵集団から追い出される前に自分のために使ってしまった。



による UNSC への強力なプレゼンテーションは、2018 年の Douma での塩素攻撃の疑いに関する重要な質問を回避するための最新の OPCW の試みの明白な欠陥についてのものです。

英国の代表者は、アーロンのプレゼンテーションを聞きに留まりませんでしたが、その後、1 つの重要な点について反論したと主張してツイッターに投稿しました。

あなたは、IIT の研究が「『泡』について言及していない」ことを認めますが、それは「臨床医がこの症状を「激烈な肺水腫」と呼んでいる」ためだと主張します。

これをグーグルで検索しましたか? Fulminating は急速なという意味です。また、肺水腫とは、口からの泡立ちではなく、肺に体液が蓄積することを意味します。それ以外を見せてもらえますか?

あなたの主張のもう 1 つの奇妙な部分は、あなたのソース (IIT の研究) が「劇症肺水腫」について言及していないことです。 (泡立ちについては言及していないようです。)
つまり、「劇症性肺水腫」の意味について間違っているだけでなく、IIT の研究がそれについて言及していないことに気付いていないのかもしれません。

ここであなたは、IIT の参照研究が「肺水腫について詳細に説明している」と主張しています。正解ですが、あなたは肺水腫が急速な口内発泡の用語ではないことに気づいていないようです.

Russia to make three times more ammo than West promised Kiev – Putin
The country is boosting its defense production capacity at a rapid pace, the president has said

Russia is set to drastically increase its munitions production, President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that Western arms shipments to Kiev will only delay the inevitable outcome of the Ukraine conflict.

In an interview with Russia 1 TV aired on Saturday, Putin was asked to comment on Western plans to support Ukraine with a million additional artillery shells.

While describing the amount as “very considerable,” the president stated that according to Moscow’s data, the US is currently producing 14,000-15,000 artillery shells a month, while the Ukrainian military uses up to 5,000 shells each day. “Next year… [the US plans] to produce as much as 42,000, and 75,000 in 2025.”

However, Putin said that Moscow’s forces have been using far more munitions than Ukraine, and that the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff “even had to introduce certain limitations.”

“Russia’s output level and its military-industrial complex are developing at a very fast pace, which was unexpected by many,” he said. While multiple Western countries will provide Ukraine with munitions, “the Russian production sector on its own will produce three times more ammunition for the same period of time,” according to the president.

Putin also noted that the Western “instigators” of the conflict plan to send more than 400 tanks to Ukraine. “The situation here is the same as with the ammunition. During that period, we will produce and modernize over 1,600 [tanks],” he said, adding that the total number will exceed Ukraine’s by more than three times.

Putin stated that the arms shipments to Ukraine are of concern to Russia only because they constitute “an attempt to prolong the conflict” and will “only lead to a bigger tragedy and nothing more.”

The president’s comments come after former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who now serves as deputy chairman of the Security Council, stated this week that Moscow has rapidly boosted military production despite the Western sanctions and claims that Russia is running out of weapons.




しかし、プーチンは、モスクワ軍はウクライナよりはるかに多くの弾薬を使用しており、国防省と参謀本部は "一定の制限を導入しなければならないことさえあった "と述べた。

"ロシアの出力レベルとその軍産複合体は非常に速いペースで発展しており、これは多くの人にとって予想外だった "と述べた。欧米の複数の国がウクライナに弾薬を提供する一方で、「ロシアの生産部門は単独で、同じ期間に3倍以上の弾薬を生産する」と大統領は述べた。


プーチン大統領は、ウクライナへの武器輸送がロシアにとって懸念されるのは、それが "紛争を長引かせる試み "であり、"より大きな悲劇をもたらすだけで、それ以上のことはない "からだと述べています。

Seizing Russian assets is ‘challenging’ – EU task force head
Debates on the legality of assets expropriation continue, with many arguing it could become a dangerous precedent

The EU working group that deals with the issue of confiscating frozen Russian assets will have to be “innovative” in approaching the task, Swedish diplomat and head of the EU’s “freeze and seize task force,” Anders Ahnlid, told AFP on Friday.

According to Ahnlid, “it is a challenge to find legal means that are acceptable” to expropriate the assets in order to use them for the reconstruction of Ukraine, which is the task force's plan. He noted that precedents for such actions are rare, one of the few being the seizure of Iraqi assets by the US at the end of Saddam Hussein's regime.

“Hopefully, we can achieve results during Sweden's EU presidency [which ends in June]… But these are complicated matters. There will be short-term and long-term aspects of what we're doing,” the diplomat warned, adding that his working group will have “to be a bit innovative in order to move forward.”

He noted that the task force is still trying to determine “which assets are we talking about and where are they.” There are two types of assets – state property that belongs to the Russian government and private assets. The former mostly refers to nearly $300 billion in Russia’s foreign currency reserves, which have been frozen by the West. According to Ahnlid, they are easier to seize legally. The latter, however, are much harder to identify and can be seized only in a few cases, for instance when they can be proven to be the proceeds of a crime. The diplomat says the task force may decide not to confiscate these assets permanently, but only seize income or interest on the capital.

Ahnlid is not the first to point out the difficulties surrounding the plan to confiscate Russian assets. The Swiss government, for instance, has been opposed to the move, saying last month that it would violate international agreements and Switzerland’s constitution.

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has also been openly skeptical, warning that apart from legal obstacles, such a step could be considered a precedent jeopardizing faith in the Western financial system and the dollar. According to her, countries could become reluctant to keep money in US banks, fearing that their funds could be seized as well. Many analysts also point out that the move could put European and American assets at risk, as they could also be in danger of being confiscated in case of an international dispute.

Moscow, meanwhile, has repeatedly called the freezing of its assets “theft,” and warned of countermeasures should Western states attempt to take Russian-owned funds and redirect them to Ukraine.








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シリアの米軍基地に攻撃 米軍が報復

US – Iran: Collision in Syria not far from the Ukrainian WAR
For the first time since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011 and the presence of US forces and their North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) allies in northeastern Syria, the US and Iran have exchanged bombings and attacks on Syrian territory for two consecutive days. Both Iran and the US sent clear and explicit mutual warnings. What is the reason for the sudden new aggressive attitude, escalation and increased Iranian drone attacks on US forces in the Al-Omar and Conico oil and gas fields and the Khirbit al-Jeer military base near Al-Ya’roubia? What is the connection between the war in Ukraine and what is happening in Syria?

The first attack, with 60 missiles and suicide drones, hit the US occupation forces, killing one US contractor and wounding five US soldiers and one contractor. The US retaliated by hitting several sites close to Deir-ezzour airport and Albu Kamal, killing seven militants of the Syrian resistance groups and wounding seven others. The following day, the Iranian-backed local resistance launched four suicide drones and dozens of missiles on the US positions, determined to maintain deterrence. The US retaliated again, hitting two more positions in Syria in Harabet and al-Mayadeen in northeast Syria, outside the US occupation area and close to the Iraqi borders. The US claim to be in the country under the 2001-2002 terrorism law but is bombing Syrian auxiliary groups present in the country to defend it at the request of the local authorities.

The attack shows that the Syrian resistance, in agreement with the Syrian government, is electronically prepared and well-equipped with drones, precision missiles, and rockets. The open claim of responsibility of the resistance group shows how ready it is for a broader confrontation with the US forces.

The Iranian advisory forces and several thousand of their various allies are present in Syria at the request of the Damascus government. The presence of these forces is due to the Turkish and US occupation forces’ occupation of north-western and north-eastern Syria, in addition to the presence of thousands of jihadists and Turkish-backed militias in the provinces and rural areas of Idlib and Afrin. The occupied Syrian territory accounts for about 30 per cent of the total area outside the control of the Syrian Arab Army forces. In addition, the US maintains another military base at the Al-Tanf border crossing with Iraq, where American forces prohibit the approach of any troops within a 50-square-kilometre perimeter in the Syrian desert. This is where ISIS mainly operates, and US control prevents the Syrian army and its allies from reaching the remnants of the terrorist group in the US-occupied area.
2011年にシリア戦争が勃発し、米軍と北大西洋条約機構(NATO)同盟国がシリア北東部に駐留して以来、初めて、米国とイランはシリア領内で2日連続で爆撃と攻撃を行った。 イランと米国の両方が、明確かつ明示的な相互警告を送信しました。 Al-Omar と Conico の油田とガス田、および Al-Ya'roubia 近くの Khirbit al-Jeer 軍事基地の米軍に対する突然の新しい攻撃的態度、エスカレーション、増加するイランの無人機攻撃の理由は何ですか? ウクライナでの戦争とシリアで起こっていることとの関係は何ですか?

60発のミサイルと自爆ドローンによる最初の攻撃は、米占領軍を襲い、米請負業者1人を殺害し、米兵5人と請負業者1人を負傷させた。 米国は、Deir-ezzour 空港と Albu Kamal に近いいくつかのサイトを攻撃して報復し、シリアの抵抗グループの 7 人の過激派を殺害し、7 人を負傷させた。 翌日、イランが支援する地元のレジスタンスは、抑止力を維持することを決意して、4機の自爆ドローンと数十機のミサイルを米国の陣地に向けて発射した。 米国は再び報復し、米国占領地域の外でイラク国境に近い、シリア北東部のハラベトとアル・マヤディーンのさらに2つの陣地を攻撃した。 米国は、2001 年から 2002 年のテロ法の下でこの国にいると主張しているが、地元当局の要請により、国を守るために国内に存在するシリアの補助グループを爆撃している。

この攻撃は、シリア政府との合意に基づき、シリアのレジスタンスが電子的に準備されており、無人機、精密ミサイル、およびロケットを十分に装備していることを示しています。 レジスタンスグループの公然たる責任の主張は、米軍とのより広範な対立への準備がいかに整っているかを示しています。

ダマスカス政府の要請により、イランの諮問部隊と数千人のさまざまな同盟国がシリアに駐留している。 これらの部隊の存在は、イドリブとアフリンの州と農村地域に何千人ものジハード主義者とトルコが支援する民兵が存在することに加えて、トルコと米国の占領軍によるシリア北西部と北東部の占領によるものです。 . 占領されたシリアの領土は、シリア・アラブ軍の支配下にない全地域の約30%を占める。 さらに、米国はイラクとの国境検問所であるアル・タンフに別の軍事基地を維持しており、そこでは米軍がシリア砂漠の 50 平方キロメートルの境界内に軍隊が接近することを禁止している。 これは、ISIS が主に活動する場所であり、米国の支配により、シリア軍とその同盟国は、米国占領地域のテロリスト グループの残党に到達することができません。
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マイライ虐殺 ソンミ虐殺

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[ドバイ 27日 ロイター] - スイス金融大手クレディ・スイス・グループの筆頭株主であるサウジ・ナショナル・バンク(SNB)は27日、アンマル・フデイリ会長が辞任したと発表した。人事は27日付で、後任にはサイード・ガムディ最高経営責任者(CEO)が就く。フデイリ氏の辞任は個人的な理由とされている。




posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:36| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ウクライナ難民、性的搾取の標的に - トムソン・ロイター

Ukrainian refugees targeted for sexual exploitation – Thomson Reuters
A study published by The Guardian has described increased interest in Ukraine-related pornography
Analysis of search engine traffic has revealed a growing interest in Ukrainian pornography, The Guardian reported on Sunday, citing a Thomson Reuters study. The findings have sparked concern over the increasing sexual exploitation of refugees.

According to the outlet, researchers found that views of pornographic videos claiming to show Ukrainian refugees have seen a significant rise in the past six months.

The growing interest could be encouraging human traffickers to act more regularly and with greater impunity, Thomson Reuters warned. It called for urgent action to strengthen protection for Ukrainian women and children who are at risk from sexual exploitation.

It was noted that evidence of the sex trafficking of Ukrainians appeared long before Moscow launched its military offensive last year. However, the latest data shows a significant increase in such reports in the past 12 months, while internet searches for terms such as “Ukrainian porn” are at a higher level than ever before, according to the researchers.

The Guardian reports that Thomson Reuters is now working with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to raise awareness of the issue. The pair have launched a campaign to encourage the global community to provide Ukrainians with safety information, and to help spot the warning signs of trafficking.

The OSCE’s special representative and coordinator for combating human trafficking, Valiant Richey, told The Guardian that “the high demand from men for sexual access to Ukrainian women and girls creates an enormous incentive for traffickers to recruit vulnerable people in order to meet the demand and profit from it.”

“We already found direct evidence of recruitment attempts on chats used by Ukrainians and an increase in the advertisement of Ukrainians online,” he added.

According to the UN Refugee Agency, it is estimated that around 8.1 million Ukrainians have fled to Europe since Russia launched its military operation in February 2022. It is believed that around 90% of all Ukrainian refugees are women and children, as Ukrainian men between the ages of 18 and 60 are banned from leaving the country.
ウクライナ難民、性的搾取の標的に - トムソン・ロイター
ウクライナ関連ポルノへの関心の高まりについて、The Guardianが発表した調査結果によると








posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:10| Comment(0) | ウクライナ


Latin American country warns of migrant ‘surge’
Panama expects more than 400,000 crossings through the “deadly jungle” of Darien Gap
The government of Panama is raising the alarm about the surging number of migrants from South America, who are crossing from Colombia through the hostile swamps and jungle of the Darien nature preserve. Large numbers of Haitians and Chinese were among the tens of thousands headed for the US just this year.

According to official government figures, in just the first two months of 2023, almost 50,0000 people crossed into Panama via the so-called Darien Gap, five times the number recorded the same time last year. A total of 248,284 migrants were recorded in 2022. If the trend continues this year, the Panamanian government expects as many as 400,000, Foreign Minister Janaina Tewaney said in an interview on Saturday.

Panama has launched a TikTok campaign to educate the potential migrants about the horrors of the Darien, in order to encourage them to take safer routes, according to the Financial Times.

“They don’t tell you, you are going to cross the Darien, which is a hostile jungle,” said Tewaney. “They tell you, ‘It will take a day to go across and I’ll leave you here’... There are a lot of people who die.”

The minister was also concerned about the environmental damage to the nature preserve, which is “the most sacred and most protected ancestral area” for the Embera, Guna and Wounaan indigenous peoples.

Tewaney, whose parents emigrated from India, wants “more organized migration” and US help to address the “lack of opportunities” in the countries migrants come from. One of those is Haiti, which is experiencing continued political and social turmoil in the aftermath of the president’s assassination. Haitians account for over a third of Darien crossings this year, Tewaney said.

Almost 2,200 Chinese migrants also arrived through the jungle in January and February, more than in all of 2022. Panamanian officials say they fly into Ecuador, which does not require visas, and then make their way through Colombia.

Panama spent $50 million last year sheltering and feeding the migrants and is “working closely” with the US to manage the border, Tewaney said. Colombia is a major US ally in the region, however, so it is unclear why Washington is not working with Bogota to secure the border.

The US border with Mexico saw almost 2.4 million apprehensions in the fiscal year 2022. President Joe Biden’s administration has refused to describe the situation as a crisis and insists the border is safe and secure. Vice President Kamala Harris was tasked with working on “root causes” of the migration crisis in March 2021.
パナマ、ダリエン・ギャップの "死のジャングル "を通る40万人以上の渡航を予想


Financial Timesによると、パナマは、潜在的な移民に安全なルートを取るよう促すため、TikTokキャンペーンを立ち上げ、ダリエンの恐ろしさを啓蒙しています。

「彼らはあなたに、敵対的なジャングルであるダリエンを横断することになるとは言いません」とTewaney氏は言います。彼らは、"渡るには1日かかるから、ここで別れよう "と言うんだ......。死ぬ人もたくさんいます "と。





posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:28| Comment(0) | 国際・政治


The good times of Western economic prosperity are over and not coming back any time soon
By Timur Fomenko
Having once built a capitalist system of booming growth, the US is now throttling it with politics and bad fiscal decisions
Yesterday, the United States Federal Reserve decided to yet again increase interest rates by 0.25% up to 5% despite the collapse of several US banks, including Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), as well as more trouble overseas.

This eye-watering increase is expected to have a negative impact on US economic growth, place banks under even further strain, and, by extension, have global implications. The goal of the hike is to tame surging inflation that has spooked Western countries and stunted economic growth. Even more financial turmoil may follow as the Fed anticipates another increase later this year.

The decision is a sign of the times we live in. In the Western world, the economic “good times” are over, and have been over for some years now. A series of successive crises, arguably starting in 2008, have severely damaged the structure of Western economies. They have never truly recovered, promulgating immensely unpopular austerity regimes, growing wealth inequality and reducing consumption. If the 2008 global financial crisis was one turning point, then the Covid-19 pandemic was another. The boom years are over and, with the new geopolitical environment the US has carved out, it’s questionable whether an era of stability, prosperity and certainty will return any time soon.

The current global economy is built on a neoliberal capitalist system, which has been dominated by the US and the dollar. This system, built upon the economic policies of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, consolidated its current form in the 1960s through the 1980s. We might understand it as a “financial-centric” model of open markets which opposed regulation and promoted globalization. It believed ideological change could be consolidated through the export of capitalism, which was seen as “preaching the gospel” to the communist world that was opening up and was part of the process of “integrating” post-Soviet Russia and China into the “Western value system” at that time.

This economic model caused large-scale economic and social upheaval in Western countries, depleting it of industry and creating “left-behind regions.” However, the relative political stability of this unipolar system also ushered in a period of unfettered economic growth which, barring one small recession in the 1990s, was an era of prosperity. That was, until 2008 broke everything. The global financial crisis was a systemic political and economic turning point for the neoliberal order. The outcome of that recession, and the debt and austerity crises which followed, meant that some countries never truly recovered – like Italy and Greece.

The subsequent impact of the 2008 recession unleashed political shockwaves in the form of movements which, for the very first time, began to oppose or react negatively to aspects of globalization. Most notably, this included Brexit in the United Kingdom and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States. These political developments played on the reality that globalization in its current form had “net losers” and reacted to socio-economic and geopolitical changes around the world which had eroded existing identities and a sense of security such as the rise of China and the diminishing position of the United States.

Fast forward to the present day, and this “neoliberal economic order” is arguably on its deathbed. The years of Western boom, enjoyed in the 90s and early 2000s, never returned and if the past few years are any indication, won’t anytime soon. The geopolitical climate is now in such a position that globalization is being rolled back, deliberately.

The economic system the US once built and heralded as a virtue to show communist countries the light of capitalism is now being dismantled because it is perceived not to have converted, but empowered “adversarial” states. The US now opposes free trade, opposes economic integration between its allies and both China and Russia, and has no qualms about tearing up the roots of the globalization tree. The answer is less free trade, more tariffs, more sanctions, more export controls, more forcing allies to comply with what it wants, and unreasonable investments fueled by geopolitics, not market needs.

Successive US presidents have claimed that by doing this, they are bringing back the “good old days” and “making America great again,” but the picture looks bleak. The Biden administration’s economic policy is a disaster precisely because it is a mix of geopolitical assertiveness, heavy-handed protectionism, and catastrophic fiscal policy. Washington’s decision to inject trillions to shore up the US economy, prolong a war which produces a running inflation crisis, insist on a growing economic war with China, and then be forced to raise interest rates multiple times, despite banks going under, is a cocktail of death. The US has drastically narrowed its options, and continually lied that it can handle the fallout.

Thus, the good old days of Western prosperity are over. The neoliberal Reaganite economic order was once the bedrock of global growth, as unfair and uneven as it was. But it is fair to say that by 2023, the geopolitical conditions which enabled this system no longer exist. The world has changed, and it is little wonder why. The US has not truly been able to arrest the rise of China despite trying its darndest to disrupt it, or to deal a death blow to the Russian economy, which Washington officials had prematurely declared doomed. All of it indicates that US leadership is in the past, living in denial, and running policies on how they assume the world “should be,” rather than how it actually “is,” and it’s ordinary people who are footing the bill for it all.






この経済モデルは、西側諸国に大規模な経済・社会的混乱をもたらし、産業を枯渇させ、"取り残された地域 "を作り出した。しかし、この一極集中体制による相対的な政治的安定は、自由な経済成長期をもたらし、1990年代の小さな不況を除けば、繁栄の時代であった。しかし、2008年にすべてが崩壊した。世界金融危機は、新自由主義秩序の政治的・経済的転換点となった。この不況と、それに続く債務危機と緊縮財政の結果、イタリアやギリシャのように、本当の意味で回復しない国もありました。





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Support for Ukraine waning – EU member president
Slovakia’s Zuzana Caputova says military aid for Kiev is not unlimited and warns of weakening public resolve
Support for Ukraine is declining both materially and morally in Slovakia as the country’s ability to provide Kiev with military aid diminishes, President Zuzana Caputova said on Monday.

“Regarding possible military aid, resources are not inexhaustible,” Caputova stated during a Bratislava conference on foreign policy. “If we do not also invest in the defense industry, we will not be able to move forward even in our own defense,” she explained.

Caputova claimed that public support for Ukraine is “running out” in Slovakia – which is a member of the EU and NATAO – perhaps more than in any other country. She added that while the majority of Slovaks are still inclined to accept Ukrainian refugees, most believe that life has become worse with their arrival.

“Misinformation and misinterpretation are being used to reduce public support for the actions we are taking as a country,” the Slovakian leader argued, adding that “there is a growing gap between decisions made by the state based on our values and national interests, and the stance of citizens.”

Caputova warned that the government risks losing the public’s support for its foreign policy, and that the issue could affect parliamentary elections in September. The leader claimed that the future of Slovakia’s foreign policy direction and military aid to Ukraine could become key issues.

Despite the apparent discontent among the population, Caputova argued the need to constantly explain the importance of continuing to help Ukraine, which she claimed is necessary not only to defend Slovakia’s own values, but also its security and economic interests.

The government in Bratislava has been a staunch backer of Kiev, taking in thousands of refugees and providing weapons and ammunition to Ukrainian forces. Last week, Slovakia sent several MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, becoming the first country to provide such equipment.

However, polls have shown waning support for the current Slovakian leadership. Former prime minister and leader of the Social Democrats opposition party, Robert Fico, is currently top of pre-election surveys as his party calls for an end to military aid. Meanwhile, a Globsec public opinion poll showed in December that as many as 39% of Slovaks believe that NATO and the US are to blame for the Ukraine conflict.







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Russia’s newest jets provide air superiority – Ukrainian official
The Su-35 has given Moscow’s forces “increasing dominance” of the skies, a Kiev government source has told ABC

Russia's latest generation of Su-35 fighter jets has capabilities that Kiev’s forces can’t neutralize, a senior Ukrainian government official has told ABC News.

The newest Su-35s are equipped with “very effective radar and long-distance rockets,” enabling them to attack Ukrainian jets and provide air support for Russian ground troops, the unidentified official said in an article posted on Monday. Ukraine “does not have capabilities” to counter this threat, he added.

Kiev sees Russian air superiority as a “real risk,” the official admitted, making its push for more air defense systems from the US “priority No. 1” for Ukraine. “This is a problem,” another unidentified official said. “What we keep telling the Americans is that in the end, there is no other solution than to give us fighter jets.” He claimed that Russia has 12 times more military aircraft than Ukraine.



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