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Zelensky makes prediction on conflict's end

Zelensky makes prediction on conflict's end
The fighting will go on until Kiev takes back Crimea, the Ukrainian leader claims

Ukraine will keep fighting against Russia until it regains control over the Crimean Peninsula, President Vladimir Zelensky has promised.

“This Russian war against Ukraine, against the whole of free Europe, began with Crimea and it should end with Crimea – with its liberation,” Zelensky said in a video address on Tuesday.

“Crimea is Ukrainian, and we’ll never give up on it,” the president vowed, insisting that the peninsula, which overwhelmingly voted to reunite with Russia in a 2014 referendum in response to a coup in Kiev, has been “occupied” by Moscow all those years.

There will be no peace in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean regions “as long as Russia is able to use our peninsula as a military base,” he claimed.

However, Zelensky acknowledged that it was currently “impossible to say” when exactly will Ukraine be able to reclaim Crimea. “But we’re constantly adding new components to the formula of liberating” the peninsula, he added.

Last month, Ukrainian deputy defense minister Vladimir Gavrilov claimed that Kiev is going to use Western-supplied weapons to destroy the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which is based in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol, and take the peninsula back. Such an operation is going to be carried out “sooner or later,” he told the UK media.

Other Ukrainian officials also came up with threats against Crimea recently, one of them being Zelensky’s top aide Alexey Arestovich, who said that Kiev could strike the 19-kilometer-long Kerch Bridge connecting Crimea to Russia’s Krasnodar Region as soon as it gains technical capability to do so.

Moscow has been insisting that Crimea is well-protected from any attack by the Ukrainian side.

However, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, who is now deputy chair of the country’s National Security Council, warned that if the leadership in Kiev really decided to use force against the peninsula “the Day of Judgment will come to them all simultaneously – a swift and hard one.”
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ザポロージェ原発で事故が発生すれば、ロシア軍がすぐに発表するでしょう。ザポロージェ原発の緯度経度は、47.507250, 34.623687。北緯47.5は、サハリンのユージノサハリンスクの少し北くらいです。事故発生から放出された放射性物質が日本に到達するまでには、12時間以上の時間がかかります。飛散状況を見ながら対策を立てることになります。



Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant attacked by Ukrainian drones
The local authorities say vital NPP infrastructure has not been damaged
A Ukrainian nuclear power plant located in the city of Energodar has been attacked by three ‘kamikadze drones’ belonging to the Ukrainian armed forces, Russian media reports, citing local officials.

According to them, Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant, located in southeastern Ukraine, has not been damaged.

Its reactor was not impacted by the attack either.

There can be no winner in nuclear war – Russian FM
A nuclear conflict should never be started, Sergey Lavrov told RT and Sputnik

There can be no winner in a nuclear conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday in an interview with RT and Sputnik.

When asked about the possibility of the conflict in Ukraine provoking a nuclear war between Russia and the West due to the ongoing attempts by the US and its allies to escalate the situation, Lavrov reminded that “we [Moscow] initiated a lot of statements of the five UN Security Council permanent members that there could be no victor in the nuclear war, it could never be started.”

“This is our stance. And we are going to stand firmly on this stance,” he insisted.

The Russian FM also reiterated that Russia has its own “doctrine that clearly stipulates what could be the case when we would be forced to use nuclear weapons.”

This doctrine only allows the use of nuclear arms if such weapons, or other types of weapons of mass destruction, are used to target Russia, or if the country is faced with an existential threat from conventional arms.

Lavrov also slammed the US administration for trying to spin the Ukraine conflict, insisting that “they're acting, well, irresponsibly, I would say. And the plans they make, they are building they really have some risks.”




ウクライナ ザポロジェ原発で緊急停止 11月末に続き2回目 注意を要するかも
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Explosions rock airbase in Crimea

Explosions rock airbase in Crimea
Blasts at a Russian Navy facility were caused by ammunition detonations, the defense ministry reported
Residents in Crimea’s Saki region witnessed several powerful explosions on Tuesday, which went off at a Russian Navy airfield near the town of Novofedorovka.

The blasts were caused by the detonation of ammunition at the base, the Russian defense ministry said in a statement, adding that nobody was hurt in the incident.

Images posted on social media showed clouds of smoke rising behind houses and the sound of multiple explosions can be heard in the video footage. Smoke from the scene rose high enough to be seen from nearby beaches.

The Head of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov acknowledged an incident had taken place in Novofedorovka and said he would investigate the situation.

Hospitals in the Saki region and the nearby resort city of Evpatoria despatched ambulances, RIA Novosti reported.

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Ukraine grain going anywhere but Africa – media

Ukraine grain going anywhere but Africa – media
Ships using “grain corridor” are headed for Turkey, Europe and China, Kiev’s proclamations aside
Even as the Kiev authorities declared help was on the way for “Middle East, Africa and Asia,” none of the grain ships that have departed Ukrainian ports by Tuesday are headed for African countries most at risk of starvation, according to the New York Times. Meanwhile, the first ship to leave under the “grain corridor” arrangement saw its cargo rejected by the buyers in Lebanon, who cited the delivery delay.

Since the arrangement went into effect on August 1, ten ships have left Ukrainian ports, carrying mainly animal feed to their destinations. One is headed to England, another to Ireland, while several are on their way to Turkey, Italy and China. None of them are bound for Yemen, Somalia, or other countries facing “catastrophic levels of hunger,” the Times reported on Tuesday.

The first ship to reach its destination was the Turkish-flagged Polarnet, which docked in Derince on Monday with 12,000 tons of corn. Celebrating its arrival, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said that it “sends a message of hope to every family in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia,” adding, “Ukraine won’t abandon you.”

Meanwhile, President Vladimir Zelensky told his counterpart Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana on Monday that Ukraine was “ready to continue being the guarantor of world food security.”

However, most of the 20 million tons of grain held up in Ukrainian ports for the past several months is animal feed and not intended for human consumption, according to experts quoted by AP.

The first ship to leave Ukraine under the “grain corridor” arrangement carried 26,000 metric tons of chicken feed, destined for Lebanon. The Sierra Leone-flagged freighter Razoni sailed out of Odessa on August 1 to much fanfare – only to be turned back from Beirut on Monday, after the Lebanese buyer refused to accept the shipment as several months too late.

Ukraine accounts for about 5% of the world’s grain exports, while Russia’s share is four times that much. Kiev accused Russia of “blockading” its ports, while Moscow pointed out it was the Ukrainian military that mined the sea lanes.

Eventually, the UN and Turkey mediated a deal to arrange safe passage to ships coming and going to Ukrainian ports. The outbound vessels are inspected to ensure they are carrying grain, fertilizer and food, while the incoming ships are checked for weapons.

The deal was also supposed to address Western sanctions against Russian shipping, which effectively prevent Moscow from delivering food, fertilizer and other goods to customers in Africa and South America. In an op-ed published last month in several major African outlets, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov vowed that Moscow was “taking all measures” to ensure the delivery of contractually promised supplies.
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As the tide turns in Ukraine

Glenn Diesen: As the tide turns in Ukraine, is the US preparing to throw Zelensky under the bus?
With Kiev’s defenses unraveling, the narrative surrounding the country’s leader has suddenly changed in Western media

In a display of support, the US has protected Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky from any criticism ever since Russia attacked Ukraine in February. As it becomes evident the war has been lost, someone will have to take the fall, and it appears that Washington is preparing to throw the leader in Kiev to the wolves.
The beginning of the end

The US proxy war against Russia was beneficial for Washington as long as there was a stalemate that was draining Moscow’s military, economic and human resources, even threatening to demote Russia from the rank of a great power. For example, Congressman Dan Crenshaw justified his support for the process by arguing that “investing in the destruction of our adversary’s military without losing a single American troop strikes me as a good idea.”

After more than five months of grinding down the Ukrainian military, the entire frontline is cracking. By punching through the heavily fortified defenses in Maryinka, Peski, Avdeevka, it appears that Moscow has sealed the fate of Donbass. As the fighting moves out of heavily populated industrial areas to a more open landscape, the territorial advancements of Russia will likely intensify. Furthermore, sanctions have backfired terribly on the West, causing a political crisis.

Meanwhile, a new security crisis has emerged in East Asia that is more deserving of US focus and resources. The US and UK built a narrative of victory when they convinced Zelensky to abandon peace talks with Russia in March, but now Washington needs to adapt the narrative for Kiev’s pending loss.
Setting the stage for the end of Zelensky?

Until very recently, the US successfully upheld the international image of Zelensky as some sort of reincarnation of Winston Churchill. Washington dominated the information war in which the complexity of the proxy fight was simplified with dichotomous imagery of the two leaders. Zelensky and Putin were successfully portrayed as a virtuous democrat versus a vicious dictator, a victorious David versus a failing Goliath. Presenting conflicts as a struggle between good and evil is an ideal strategy to mobilize public support and to depict the lack of compromise as a moral position.

However, when a war is lost and compromise is necessary, the narrative must be changed. President Joe Biden must defend his weak political position at home and allies must be reassured about American resolve, thus there needs to be a fall guy to take the blame for the pending disaster. While Washington will continue to send more weapons to bleed Russia, it appears to be simultaneously preparing for defeat by no longer shielding Zelensky from criticism.

It has been a remarkably difficult month, so far, for Zelensky in the Western media, which had previously withheld all criticism. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, closely linked to the White House, reported that “there is deep mistrust between the White House and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine – considerably more than has been reported.” Friedman also detailed Washington’s growing concerns about Ukrainian corruption and mismanagement, a topic that has been denounced as Russian propaganda since February. This is the same media that until recently repeated every line from Zelensky, including labeling the mass surrender in Mariupol as an “evacuation.” No more.

It is seemingly also no longer taboo to report on the internal divisions in Ukraine as a source of failure. The New York Times reports on Zelensky’s reckless purge of the military and security services, while the Washington Post accuses Zelensky of sidelining mayors and centralizing control over all recovery aid “to weaken any future political rivals.”

Sky News, a very anti-Russian news agency, also aired a segment with the title “Zelensky ‘not all he’s portrayed as’ by Western media.” An anchor accused Zelensky of dismantling Ukrainian democracy by seizing control of the national media, banning political opposition parties, and arresting the opposition leader. All true, but previously taboo.

Piling on, Amnesty International thereafter reported that Ukraine has been breaking the rules of war and international humanitarian law by establishing military positions in heavily populated residential areas, schools, and hospitals. It later partially backed down after a Twitter onslaught from pro-Kiev media figures, but stood by its overall findings.

The National Review speculates that the White House is quietly distancing itself from Zelensky to prepare a narrative to explain the shift from an uncompromising position to accepting concessions. It thus predicts that the Biden narrative will be “We did everything we could to help the Ukrainians defend themselves, but in the end, they were too incompetent, too corrupt, and too beset by infighting.” Such a scapegoating would follow the precedents set in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the inadequacy and ineptitude of the protectorate were blamed for the failure.
The nature of proxy wars: Using Zelensky and Ukraine

It is worth remembering that, in late 2013, a previous government in Kiev begged Brussels to replace an EU-Ukraine deal with a trilateral EU-Ukraine-Russia deal, as then President Viktor Yanukovich recognized that forcing Kiev to choose between the West and Russia would split the country.

After declining the EU’s Association Agreement, the US supported regime change in Kiev to install a more compliant government. Washington later backed the “anti-terrorist operation” against those in eastern Ukraine who opposed the new authorities in Kiev. And after the new Ukrainian authorities lost that battle, the Americans worked towards undermining the Minsk peace agreements for the next seven years.

The story of Zelensky is also a case study in the tragedy of proxy conflicts. As a civilian, Zelensky often appeared on TV arguing passionately against draconian laws targeting the Russian language and culture as it would fragment Ukraine. His presidential campaign was similarly a peace platform, pledging to speak to the leaders in Donbass and seek peace with Russia. The Ukrainian people gave him an immense mandate for this by rewarding him with 73% of votes in a landslide victory. Yet, after pressure from Washington and threats from the nationalists that the US armed and empowered, Zelensky reversed his entire position.

The proxy war between NATO and Russia in Ukraine has been a tragic mistake that has brought immense suffering. After goading Ukraine into a devastating conflict with Russia, the US is now demanding that Zelensky take the blame.


米国の対ロシア代理戦争は、モスクワの軍事、経済、人的資源を消耗させる膠着状態が続く限り、ワシントンにとって有益であり、ロシアを大国のランクから降ろす恐れさえあった。例えば、ダン・クレンショー下院議員は、"アメリカ軍を一人も失うことなく、敵国の軍隊を破壊するために投資することは良い考えだと思う "と主張し、このプロセスへの支持を正当化した。





これまで批判を控えていた西側メディアにとって、今月はゼレンスキーにとって著しく困難な月となった。ホワイトハウスと密接な関係にあるニューヨークタイムズのコラムニスト、トーマス・フリードマンは、「ホワイトハウスとウクライナのヴォロディミル・ゼレンスキー大統領の間には深い不信感があり、報道されているよりもかなり多い」と報じている。フリードマンはまた、ウクライナの腐敗と不始末に関するワシントンの懸念が高まっていることを詳述し、この話題は2月以来、ロシアのプロパガンダとして非難されてきたものである。最近まで、マリウポルでの集団降伏を "避難 "とするなど、ゼレンスキーのセリフをことごとく繰り返していたメディアと同じである。もう、そうではない。

また、ウクライナの内部分裂が失敗の元凶であると報じることも、もはやタブーではないようだ。New York Timesはゼレンスキーによる軍と治安維持機関の無謀な粛清について報じ、Washington Postはゼレンスキーが市長を横取りし、すべての復興支援を集中管理することで「将来の政敵を弱めるため」と非難している。

また、反ロシア的な報道機関であるSky Newsは、"Zelensky 'not all he's portrayed as' by Western media "というタイトルで番組を放映した。キャスターは、ゼレンスキーが国営メディアを掌握し、政治的野党を禁止し、野党指導者を逮捕することによって、ウクライナの民主主義を解体していると非難した。すべて事実だが、以前はタブーだった。


ナショナル・レビューは、ホワイトハウスがゼレンスキーと静かに距離を置き、妥協しない立場から譲歩を受け入れるように変化したことを説明するシナリオを準備していると推測している。したがって、バイデンのシナリオは、"我々はウクライナ人の自衛のためにできる限りのことをしたが、結局、彼らはあまりにも無能で、あまりにも腐敗し、あまりにも内輪もめに悩まされていた "というものになるだろうと予測しているのだ。このようなスケープゴート化は、イラクやアフガニスタンで、保護国の不備や無能が失敗の原因とされた前例に倣うものだろう。
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明らかに、ロシア人は #ウクライナ で英国 #ドイツ がロシア人を殺すために彼らの致命的な武器を移すというこのたわごとショーにうんざりしている - 今、ロシア人は核攻撃の準備ができている

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German media sheds light on Zelensky’s ‘secret deals’
Die Welt publishes an excerpt from a new biography which describes alleged cases of corruption involving Ukraine’s president

German newspaper Die Welt has put Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s “secret deals” under the microscope by carrying an extract from a new book which suggests the head of state may have evaded taxes at home.

The paper cited parts of “Zelensky: A Biography” that deal with alleged cases of corruption involving the Ukrainian leader.

It says that in 2019, Zelensky was found to have offshore accounts in Cyprus, and research by Slidstvo.info revealed that the former comedian owns companies in the British Virgin Islands and Belize, including the “previously unknown” Maltex Multicapital Corp., which owns apartments in central London worth $7.5 million.

The corporation is also said to have received a total of $40 million from Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoysky since 2012. Zelensky apparently transferred his shares in this company to a close friend shortly before the 2019 presidential election, which he went on to win.

While it was not clear what the purpose behind the scheme was, Ukrainian investigative journalists speculated at the time that Zelensky might have used it to dodge taxes at home, or that he participated in money laundering for Kolomoysky.

The excerpt also states that the airing of a documentary called ‘Offshore 95’, which centered on Zelensky’s alleged shady dealings revealed in the Pandora Papers, was canceled in Kiev at the last minute last October. The cinema’s manager had apparently received a call from the SBU, Ukraine’s security service, the extract said, citing Ukrainian media. It was only thanks to public outcry that the screening did take place later in the day, it said.

Despite initially refusing to answer questions posed by Slidstvo.info, Zelensky’s office explained in October 2021 that “everyone relocated their business abroad, especially in the TV industry” during the “Yanukovich times,” a reference to former President Viktor Yanukovich. Zelensky also claimed that the tax authorities looked into his dealings “almost every day” at the time, implying that they never found any violations. He also vehemently denied involvement in any money laundering, but dodged a question about whether he had actually paid all the taxes due at all times.

A journalist from Slidstvo.info was, however, apparently not satisfied with the president’s reply and suggested the next day that the mere existence of this offshore corporation pointed to the fact that Zelensky does not “trust the country in which you built up your business and which you are in charge of.”

“You want to conceal something, and you have a reason for that,” she said.

According to the book, on October 27, Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention announced that it had conducted a probe into Zelensky’s business activities and found nothing illegal.
ウクライナ大統領の汚職疑惑を描いた新刊伝記の抜粋をDie Weltが掲載

ドイツの新聞Die Weltは、ウラジーミル・ゼレンスキー大統領の「秘密の取引」に注目し、同大統領が国内で脱税していた可能性を示唆する新しい本の抜粋を掲載しました。

同紙は、「ゼレンスキー伝」の一部を引用。ウクライナの指導者が関与した汚職疑惑の事例を扱った「A Biography」の一部を引用しています。







"何かを隠したい、その理由があるのではないか "と。



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Kiev knew prison it shelled held Ukrainian POWs – DPR
The Ukrainian military attacked the facility “to hide crimes” the inmates could expose, the republic’s military has claimed

Kiev knew exactly where Ukrainian prisoners of war were being held when it ordered a strike on the detention facility in Donbass, Eduard Basurin, the spokesman for the army of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), claimed.

The attack on the prison near the village of Yelenovka on Friday morning claimed the lives of 53 people, with 75 more injured, according to the DPR. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the facility had held members of Ukraine’s Azov Battalion, whose fighters surrendered to Russian and Donbass forces during the siege of the Azovstal steel factory in Mariupol. The battalion is notorious for having fighters with nationalist and neo-Nazi views.

“I would like to note that Ukraine itself determined the place of detention of prisoners of war, so they knew exactly where they were kept and in what place,” Basurin told journalists without elaborating.

The DPR’s ombudswoman, Darya Morozova, explained that Ukrainian authorities had previously insisted Yelenovka’s facility be a detention center for Ukrainian prisoners of war.

“It was discussed, it was their proposal. That is, they knew perfectly well where the prisoners were being held, at their own request. That's how cynically they took the lives of 50 of their own officers and soldiers,” she told Izvestia newspaper.

In Basurin's opinion, the prison was targeted “after the Ukrainian prisoners of war began to talk about the crimes that they had committed on the orders of their commanders.” As the orders to conduct those crimes, according to Basurin, had been issued by Kiev, the Ukrainian “political leadership” ordered the strike on the detention center using US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launchers “to hide those crimes about which Ukrainian prisoners of war began to speak.”

“I would like to note that even the lack of ammunition did not stop them from shutting the mouths of those Ukrainian prisoners of war who began to tell how they killed, where they killed and why they killed the civilian population,” Basurin said.

He echoed the earlier remarks by DPR head Denis Pushilin, who claimed that the Ukrainians “deliberately” targeted the detention center in order to kill Azov members who had been providing accounts of possible war crimes committed by their commanders.

Kiev has categorically denied these allegations and accused “the Russian occupants” of carrying out the strike. According to a statement by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on Facebook, Russia’s aim was to accuse Ukraine of committing ‘war crimes’.

Russia claims Ukraine had a reason to kill its own POWs
At least 53 people died in a strike on a detention center in Donbass
Kiev’s forces shelled a detention center holding Ukrainian POWs early Friday morning to “threaten” their own troops who may want to surrender, the Russian Defense Ministry has claimed.

“A large number of Ukrainian servicemen are voluntarily laying down their arms, and know about the humane treatment of prisoners by the Russian side,” the ministry said, calling the attack “outrageous.”

Authorities in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said that the death toll in the missile strike has grown to 53, while 75 were wounded.

DPR Deputy Information Minister Daniil Bezsonov posted a graphic video on his Telegram channel, which shows multiple mutilated and charred bodies inside the destroyed building.

According to Russia’s Defense Ministry and local authorities, Ukrainian troops used US-supplied HIMARS multiple rocket launchers to strike the detention center near the village of Yelenovka.

The ministry said the facility held members of Ukraine’s Azov Battalion, whose fighters surrendered to Russian and Donbass forces during the siege of the Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol. The battalion is notorious because it includes fighters with nationalist and neo-Nazi views.

Speaking to Russia’s TV Channel One, DPR head Denis Pushilin claimed that the Ukrainians “deliberately” targeted the detention center in order to kill Azov members who had been providing testimonies about possible war crimes by their commanders.

The Ukrainian military released a statement on Friday, accusing Russian troops of shelling Yelenovka. Moscow destroyed the prison in order to pin the blame on Kiev, as well as to “hide the torture of prisoners and executions," the statement alleged.









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米国がジャベリン、Himars MLRS の対ウクライナ供給を絞っているらしい


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Ex-US special rep for Ukraine predicts when fighting will end

Ex-US special rep for Ukraine predicts when fighting will end
Kurt Walker told Ukrainian media he thinks the armed conflict will continue well into next year

Ukraine, Europe and Russia should brace themselves for a tough winter ahead, former US special representative for Ukraine Kurt Walker has warned, saying that the fighting will likely continue and an energy crisis is looming. He noted, however, that Washington would keep on standing by Kiev through thick and thin.

In an interview with Ukrainian media released on Sunday, Walker said upfront that he expected the coming winter to be difficult for both Ukraine and the EU, while Russia will be adversely affected as well.

The former US diplomat explained that the EU will be facing serious energy shortages and rising prices. He added that Berlin, for instance, is already busy calculating the costs of ensuring it can see itself through the coming months.

According to Walker, other EU member states are also taking measures now to cushion the impact of the projected energy shortfalls in the coming months.

For Ukraine, there is little ground for optimism either, with extremely hard times still ahead, as the former special representative put it. Walker attributed this to the fact that the military conflict is set to drag on.

He said he anticipated the fighting continuing well into next spring or even summer. However, he commended Ukraine for the “progress” the country has made so far.

Walker also emphasized that the authorities in Washington appear to have faith in Kiev and its commitment to democracy, and, therefore, are willing to continue to support the country in its fight against Russia.

He noted that considerable sums of money have been earmarked to this end in America’s budget for this fiscal year and the next.

Various Ukrainian officials have repeatedly offered their predictions as to when the conflict will end, which range from in several months up to several years.

The Kremlin, meanwhile, has made it clear on several occasions that Moscow did not set any deadlines in its military operation, adding that the offensive will continue until Russia reaches its goals in Ukraine.












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Gonzalo Lira@GonzaloLira1968氏の2021/1/のツイート上のツイートで述べられた所説は的確だと思います。



Amnesty apologizes after Ukrainian pressure
However, the rights group insisted that it “fully” stands by its findings about Kiev’s behavior

International human rights group Amnesty International has issued an apology for the consternation triggered by its recent report, which, among other things, accused the Ukrainian armed forces of violating “international humanitarian law and endanger[ing] civilians.” The organization has, however, refused to disavow its findings.

In an e-mail sent to Reuters on Sunday, Amnesty said that it “deeply regrets the distress and anger that our press release on the Ukrainian military’s fighting tactics has caused,” as cited by Reuters.

The rights group went on to explain that its “sole objective” in publishing the analysis was to ensure that “civilians are protected.” It also made it clear that it “fully stand[s] by our findings.”

In its email, Amnesty insisted that its observers had sighted Ukrainian forces in the vicinity of residential areas in at least 19 towns and villages across the country. According to the organization, by positioning its forces in such a manner, the Ukrainian military endangered the civilian populations there by subjecting them to the danger of incoming Russian fire.

Soon after the findings were published, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky accused Amnesty of trying to shift the responsibility away from Russian troops. Addressing these criticisms, the group stressed that its findings do not suggest that “Amnesty International holds Ukrainian forces responsible for violations committed by Russian forces, nor that the Ukrainian military is not taking adequate precautions elsewhere in the country.”

The rights group added: “Nothing we documented Ukrainian forces doing in any way justifies Russian violations.”

The report in question was published on Thursday. While lambasting Russian forces, the investigation also took aim at the Ukrainian military, claiming that it had displayed a troubling pattern of “putting civilians at risk and violating the laws of war” by operating from residential infrastructure, including schools.

Commenting on the group’s findings, Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s secretary general, emphasized that “being in a defensive position does not exempt the Ukrainian military from respecting international humanitarian law.”

Zelensky, however, lashed out at Amnesty, proclaiming that anyone who doubts that “Ukraine is a victim” is an “accomplice of Russia – a terrorist country – and a terrorist themselves and a participant in the killings.”

Ukrainian officials have also insisted that Kiev is doing its best to evacuate civilians out of harm’s way.

Russia, in turn, pointed out that it had repeatedly called out Ukrainian troops for using civilians as “human shields,” and Amnesty’s findings only serve to confirm that.
国際人権団体アムネスティ・インターナショナルは、ウクライナ軍を "国際人道法違反と民間人の危険 "で非難した最近の報告書によって引き起こされた騒動について謝罪の意を表明した。しかし、同機関はその調査結果を否定することを拒否している。


同権利団体では、分析を発表した「唯一の目的」は、"民間人の保護 "を確実にすることだったと説明した上で、"民間人の保護 "を明確にした。また、"我々の発見を完全に支持する "ことも明らかにした。


この調査結果が発表された直後、ウラジミール・ゼレンスキー大統領は、アムネスティがロシア軍の責任を転嫁しようとしていると非難した。これらの批判に対し、同団体は調査結果が、"アムネスティ・インターナショナルが、ロシア軍による違反行為についてウクライナ軍に責任を負わせるものでも、ウクライナ軍が国内の他の場所で十分な予防措置をとっていないというものでもない "と強調した。

権利団体は、"私たちが記録したウクライナ軍の行為は、何一つロシアの違反を正当化するものではない "と付け加えた。






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燃料・食糧危機が、日本人に関係ない? 朝日新聞?まだあるの?


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ポーランドは狂ってきている 2

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Russia invites UN and Red Cross experts to investigate POW camp bombing
Moscow earlier blamed Ukraine for the strike, saying US-made HIMARS rocket launchers were used to carry it out
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that it had officially invited independent experts from the UN and the Red Cross to investigate the shelling of a detention center in Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). The Friday bombing killed 50 prisoners, with dozens more wounded.

“In the interest of conducting an objective investigation of the strike on the detention center in Yelenovka, which led to the deaths of many Ukrainian prisoners of war, the Russian Federation has officially invited experts from the UN and the International Red Cross Committee,” the ministry said.

The facility in Yelenovka, south of Donetsk, housed hundreds of Ukrainian prisoners – mainly members of the “Azov” neo-Nazi militia who surrendered in Mariupol in May.

According to the Russian military’s earlier statement, the strike was conducted using US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launchers.

“All political, criminal and moral responsibility for the bloodbath against Ukrainians is borne personally by Zelensky, his criminal regime and Washington, which supports them,” Moscow said.

The Ukrainian military released a statement on Friday, accusing Russian troops of shelling the town. Moscow destroyed the prison in order to pin the blame on Kiev, as well as to “hide the torture of prisoners and executions," the statement alleged.

However, the DPR military suggested it was the Ukrainian authorities who had the reason to “deliberately” target the facility. The republic’s head, Denis Pushilin, said “Azov” members had been providing testimonies about possible war crimes by their commanders. The Kiev authorities also knew exactly where the “Azov” prisoners were being held, DPR militia spokesman Eduard Basurin told reporters.

Meanwhile, unlike the government in Kiev, Ukraine’s backers in Washington did not rush to blame the bombing on Moscow.

“We just don’t have enough information to speak intelligently about these very early reports,” John Kirby, spokesman for the US National Security Council, told reporters.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian president Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked.

"多くのウクライナ人捕虜の死につながったイエレノフカの収容施設への攻撃について客観的な調査を行うため、ロシア連邦は国連と国際赤十字委員会の専門家を正式に招聘した "と同省は述べている。








ロシアは2月24日にウクライナに軍隊を派遣した。キエフがドネツクとルガンスクの地域にウクライナ国家内での特別な地位を与えることを目的としたミンスク協定を履行していないことを理由にしたものである。ドイツとフランスが仲介したこの議定書は、2014年に初めて署名された。ウクライナのピョートル・ポロシェンコ前大統領はその後、キエフの主な目的は、停戦を利用して時間を稼ぎ、"強力な武装勢力を生み出すこと "だったと認めている。


Russia blames Zelensky and US for POW ‘bloodbath’
The Ukrainian leader and his American backers are guilty of shelling prisoners, Moscow insists
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is personally responsible, along with the United States, for the fatal shelling of a detention facility in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed on Saturday.

According to the ministry’s statement, a missile strike using US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launchers on a prison near the village of Yelenovka killed 50 POWs, while 73 were hospitalized with severe injuries.

The ministry added that the remains of 48 Ukrainian prisoners of war were found and extracted from underneath the rubble, while two inmates succumbed to their wounds on the way to a medical facility.

“All political, criminal and moral responsibility for the bloodbath against Ukrainians is borne personally by Zelensky, his criminal regime and Washington, which supports them,” the statement reads.

Earlier this week, Eduard Basurin, the spokesman for the DPR's army, said that Kiev knew exactly where the POWs were being held, because Kiev “itself determined the place of detention.”

The DPR official also noted that the prison could have been targeted by Kiev in order to hide atrocities “after the Ukrainian prisoners of war began to talk about the crimes that they had committed on the orders of their commanders.”

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the facility had held members of Ukraine’s Azov Battalion, whose fighters surrendered to Russian and Donbass forces during the siege of the Azovstal steel factory in Mariupol.

Kiev has categorically denied these allegations and claims Russia is responsible for the strike, saying that Moscow sought to blame Ukraine for committing ‘war crimes’.

Russia and allied forces have repeatedly accused Ukraine of shelling civilian infrastructure with various heavy weaponry, including HIMARS.

According to the Pentagon, as of July 22, the US has provided Ukraine with 16 M142 HIMARS systems, while the UK has delivered another three launchers capable of firing the same munitions. Last week, the Russian military said it had destroyed four of the rocket launching systems, a claim that was dismissed by Kiev as “misinformation.”

Ukraine asked for POWs to be placed in prison it shelled – Russia
Kiev deliberately struck a facility holding captured troops in Donbass, according to Moscow
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サハリン2 右手で殴って左手で握手


Japanese firms told to stick with Russian LNG project – media
Japanese authorities believe stakes in Sakhalin-2 will help ensure continued gas supplies
The Japanese government has called on Mitsubishi and Mitsui to keep their shares in the Sakhalin-2 Liquefied Natural Gas project after its transfer to a Russian operator, The Nikkei reported on Saturday.

“The companies have shares [in Sakhalin-2], so we agreed that they should hold them tight,” Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Koichi Hagiuda told reporters after meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, as cited by the news outlet.

Sakhalin-2 produces 10 million tons of LNG per year, and about 60% of the project's output is exported to Japan. On June 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which Sakhalin-2 operator Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, in which Japan’s conglomerates Mitsui and Mitsubishi own 12.5% and 10%, respectively, becomes the property of a company that will be created by the Russian government.

According to The Nikkei, Tokyo can continue to buy gas without participating in the project under its new operator, as long as existing contracts are in place. However, there is a possibility of a disruption in supplies, and Japanese authorities believe that by retaining their stakes in the project, Mitsui and Mitsubishi could ensure the continued flow of Russian LNG to the country. At the same time, the newspaper notes that “there is no guarantee that the new operator will continue to reliably supply LNG to Japan,” even if Mitsubishi and Mitsui remain among the shareholders.

The current shareholders of Sakhalin Energy must agree within a month to receive a stake in a new LLC. If they refuse, the government will evaluate their shares and sell them to a Russian legal entity. In addition to Japanese companies, Sakhalin Energy's shareholders include Shell (around 27.5%) and Gazprom (around 50%). The latter will receive a share in the new operating company proportional to its current holdings. Shell, however, announced in February that it would withdraw from the project.

Mitsubishi and Mitsui said they will make a final decision regarding their participation in the project when Russia clarifies the terms, including the timing of the implementation of Putin’s decree, and investment conditions.

Earlier, the Russian president’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said that there were no grounds for stopping LNG supplies to Japan in connection with Putin’s new decree on Sakhalin-2.










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Deep mistrust’ between US and Zelensky – NYT

‘Deep mistrust’ between US and Zelensky – NYT
US officials are more concerned about Ukraine’s leadership than they acknowledge publicly, the paper’s star columnist says
There is a “deep mistrust” between the administration of US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, a New York Times columnist claimed in an article published on Monday.

The US has so far been the strongest backer of Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, providing billions of dollars in military aid along with intelligence, but according to the paper’s foreign affairs columnist Thomas L. Friedman, relations between Washington and Kiev are not as they seem.

“Privately, US officials are a lot more concerned about Ukraine’s leadership than they are letting on,” Friedman, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, wrote. “There is deep mistrust between the White House and Ukraine President Vladimir Zelensky − considerably more than has been reported.”

The NYT writer described Zelensky’s decision to fire Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova and the head of the State Security Service (SBU), Ivan Bakanov, in mid-July as “funny business going on in Kiev.”

Friedman noted that he hasn’t yet seen any reporting in the US media that “convincingly explains” the reasons behind the largest shakeup in the Kiev government since the launch of the Russian military operation on February 24.

“It is as if we don’t want to look too closely under the hood in Kiev for fear of what corruption or antics we might see, when we have invested so much there,” he wrote.

The piece was published ahead of the then-unconfirmed visit of the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-governed Chinese island of Taiwan, which Friedmn criticized as a move that would be “utterly reckless, dangerous and irresponsible.”

Its negative consequences could include “a Chinese military response that could result in the US being plunged into indirect conflicts with a nuclear-armed Russia and a nuclear-armed China at the same time,” he warned.

On Tuesday afternoon, despite warnings from Beijing, Pelosi’s plane landed in Taiwan, which China considers to be part of its territory. In response, China vowed to take “measures to resolutely safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity”. Pelosi has become the most high-ranking US official to visit the island since 1997.

The columnist urged Washington to “keep your eyes on the prize” instead of provoking Beijing. “Today that prize is crystal clear: We must ensure that Ukraine is able, at a minimum, to blunt − and, at a maximum, reverse − Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion, which if it succeeds will pose a direct threat to the stability of the whole European Union,” he insisted.

米国とゼレンスキー氏の間に「深い不信感」 - NYT



NYTのライターは、ゼレンスキーが7月中旬にイリーナ・ベネディクトワ検事総長とイワン・バカノフ国家保安局(SBU)長官を解雇したことを、"キエフで起きているおかしなビジネス "と表現している。







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Zelensky is now seeking to end the Ukraine war

Zelensky wants talks with China
The Ukrainian president would like to “directly” speak with China’s President Xi Jinping, to talk him into pressuring Russia

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said on Thursday he would like to speak “directly” with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, as he urged Beijing to use its economic and political leverage to stop the conflict in his country.

In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, Zelensky noted that he had not spoken to the Chinese leader since the start of Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine.

“I would like to talk directly. I had one conversation with [President] Xi Jinping that was a year ago,” he said. “Since the beginning of the large-scale aggression on February 24, we have asked officially for a conversation, but we (haven’t had) any conversation with China even though I believe that would be helpful.”

According to Zelensky, Xi is one of a handful of world leaders who have been to Ukraine “at least once,” adding that the Chinese president warmly recalled his ties with Kiev during a call between the two leaders last year.

Zelensky stressed that he wants to see China redefine its stance on Russia, but understands why Beijing is seeking a “balanced” approach.
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