Putin Eyes Japan as New Gas Customer
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  • Sibir_RUS

    Russia is the largest country on this planet with a total area of 17,124,442 km2 (6,623,273 sq mi)
    In Russia concentrated are big reserves of oil, gas and fresh water. We have the most modern and efficient strategic nuclear forces. My country has the right of veto in the United Nations as the country of the winner of the World War II. Our nuclear triad is a weapon of deterrence.
    «Russia is prepared to assume its share of responsibility for the current global state of affairs. We have no great-power ambitions, nor do we suffer from inferiority complex. We are committed to finding solutions to existing problems based on the rule of international law, balance of interests, and common sense. To this end, we actively participate in various collective mechanisms for managing international relations at the global and regional levels, including, first of all, the UN, but also G20, CIS, SCO, BRICS and others. This network diplomacy reflects the emergence of a new polycentric world order which would be more equitable, democratic and sustainable.»

    • Nathaniel Greene

      Does the Kremlin actually believe that people will buy this nonsense? How much are they paying you, comrade?

      • Sibir_RUS

        S.V.Lavrov:”We do not want others to obey us; we want them to listen to us and to take our opinions into account”
        In other words, it is not necessary, that you liked my comments (no one pays me for them)

        • FriendlyGoat

          You are more convincing than your current national leader.

  • Andrew Allison

    Given the natural gas blackmail on display in Europe, and the Kuril Island and other disputes Japan would be crazy to expose itself to the same threat. Instead, it should be striving for as much energy independence as possible, starting by recommissioning it’s nuclear power stations.

  • Curious Mayhem

    Japan would be crazy to expose itself to dependence on Russia. What’s going on here, as elsewhere, is that Putin is desperate, as oil and gas prices collapse. They’re going to fall further in the next few years, and Putin’s days may be numbered.

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