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Russian 'troop build-up' near Ukraine alarms Nato

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  1. [3]
    AreaDev
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    Everything is not as presented. I am sometimes amused to read what the media write about the place where I live. Makes me think. How one should not love and not respect one's own people, if you...
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    Everything is not as presented. I am sometimes amused to read what the media write about the place where I live. Makes me think. How one should not love and not respect one's own people, if you write openly and lie to them. As mentioned above, there is a confrontation between two powers, and, unfortunately, Ukraine is used. But one important note. It is located on the border with Russia. It is very important. The best advice is not to use the neighbors of these 2 major powers to make your plans with their help.

    Of course, Biden has his own interests in Ukraine. But is this a reason to start a war? Is this a reason to use the Ukrainian people in this way? And how can you make money this way?

    In Russia, there is a saying in a negative context: "money does not smell."

    They smell. They smell like blood. When people often talk about freedom, they decided to shed blood. When I hear a conversation about aggression, about the violation of rights and freedoms, I know. Someone needs territories, resources, money.

    This is my last post on politics. Religion and politics are two of the most toxic topics on the web. Another thing is interesting. Those who write about politics are not politicians. And whoever writes about religion does not practice.

    I came here for another. I want to see a website, I like minimalism, I want to read and study the rules of how it all works here.

    35 years in politics, now I started programming. )

    Advice. Don't trust the media. They lie. Don't waste your time. Do what is nearby. If you open your eyes wide, you will find that there is a lot of work in your home. Good luck. Yes, and sorry about my english.

    6 votes
    1. riQQ
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      There is the same saying in Latin: "Pecunia non olet".

      In Russia, there is a saying in a negative context: "money does not smell."

      There is the same saying in Latin: "Pecunia non olet".

      3 votes
    2. etiolation
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      I'm sorry, but could someone explain to me how this comment is exemplary? Was the important note that Ukraine and Russia share a border particularly revelatory to a Tildes reader? Could someone...

      I'm sorry, but could someone explain to me how this comment is exemplary?

      Was the important note that Ukraine and Russia share a border particularly revelatory to a Tildes reader? Could someone who lived through the past seven years without developing so much as a gnawing suspicion that this might be true also make it past the article and post title innocent of this knowledge?

      Don't trust the media. They lie. Do what is nearby. If you open your eyes wide, you will find that there is a lot of work in your home.

      Did someone find refreshing insight in this take? Did the liberal seasoning of "mind your own backyard and business" add exemplary savor?

      Maybe Joe Biden's lust for war really is driving the BBC's reporting. Maybe he's to blame for recent Russian saber-rattling. Are these insinuations exemplary discussion because they arrive slimmed down and unencumbered by analysis, explanation, or support?

      Was the general message, "Don't believe what you read," worth applause on its own, or merely for how it prepared a reader (in an exemplary way) to expect a post that would in no way engage the linked article?

      Those who write about politics are not politicians. And whoever writes about religion does not practice.

      If I read the first statement as contiguous with the second (indeed, they nearly share a border), I understand the poster to say, "whoever writes about politics doesn't know what they're talking about." Maybe someone felt this was an exemplary slogan for a discussion site?

      I'm completely baffled by the label and number of votes given to a comment with this content. I am eager to read reports from citizens close to conflicts. And if they add nuance or shed new light on the assessments made by Western observers, so much the better! But I am not so eager that I would mark as exemplary this insubstantial post advocating (and demonstrating) suspicion and ignorance. Money may not smell of its sources, but the same can't be said of this comment.

      8 votes
  2. Kuromantis
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    This brief-ish analysis in r/geopolitics seems like a pretty good overview of why this may be happening.

    This brief-ish analysis in r/geopolitics seems like a pretty good overview of why this may be happening.

    A Nato official told Reuters news agency that Russia was undermining efforts to reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine and Nato ambassadors had met on Thursday to discuss the situation.

    "Allies share their concerns about Russia's recent large-scale military activities in and around Ukraine," the official said.

    Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky joined the criticism, saying "military exercises and possible provocations along the border are traditional Russian games".

    In a phone call with Mr Zelensky on Friday, US President Joe Biden "affirmed the United States' unwavering support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia's ongoing aggression in the Donbas and Crimea", the White House said in a statement.

    6 votes
  3. [2]
    Tardigrade
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    I feel bad for those in the region just trying to live their lives and ending up in a possible proxy war zone between two major powers.

    I feel bad for those in the region just trying to live their lives and ending up in a possible proxy war zone between two major powers.

    4 votes
    1. MimicSquid
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      Yeah, it's not a great place to be. Though I don't think they would be happier living there with an invasion happening.

      Yeah, it's not a great place to be. Though I don't think they would be happier living there with an invasion happening.

      3 votes