Aliaksandr Kudrytski
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Local residents use a Starlink terminal in Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Jan. 31, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 12, 2024
Ukraine says Russia uses Musk’s Starlink terminals at front
Intercepted conversations between Russian troops indicate they had Starlink devices installed for internet access.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2023
Eastern Europe sounds warning on Wagner mercenaries in Belarus
Latvia’s prime minister, Krisjanis Karins, said the presence of Wagner in neighboring Belarus posed an urgent threat of "infiltration” into the European Union.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2023
Belarusian leader hints that he has already received Russian nuclear bombs
Alexander Lukashenko boasted that the weapons are "three times more powerful” than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2023
Russia shifts tactics with deadly missile strikes on Ukraine
Ukraine said it shot down 34 of the 81 missiles fired, a lower than usual proportion because the barrage included three classes of weapon against which it has no defense.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 3, 2023
Belarus court hands Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski 10-year sentence amid crackdown
Two other members of the Bialiatski-led Viasna Human Rights center, Valiantsin Stefanovich and Uladzimir Labkovich, were sentenced to nine and seven years each.
Japan Times
Apr 29, 2022
Ukraine’s forces get boost from arsenal of old-fashioned artillery
Artilleryu2019s less articulated but central function explains why the U.S. and other nations are now putting so much emphasis on providing traditional firepower to Ukraine.
Japan Times
Apr 15, 2022
Ukrainians come home to wreckage, booby traps and fresh laundry
The worst damage is in towns surrounding Kyiv, where Russian troops left a path of destruction, including hundreds of people apparently massacred, as they withdrew to the north.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2022
How one man dodged Russian tanks to escape Ukraine's Mariupol
Mariupol has become a symbol of the devastation of Russian President Vladimir Putinu2019s decision to go to war.
Japan Times
Feb 17, 2022
Ukraine says It suffered worst DDoS attack in standoff
The DDoS, or distributed denial-of-service, attack began Tuesday and continued into Wednesday with the goal of causing mass confusion.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2021
What happens when you provoke Putin’s strongman in Belarus
Hope of change among some Belarusians has been gradually yet fiercely snuffed out.
Japan Times
May 25, 2021
Exiled Belarusians fear they could be next to be captured
After Minsk reportedly diverted a commercial aircraft to allow the arrest of a reporter, others are worried for their safety.
Japan Times
Aug 28, 2013
Belarus arrest of potash tycoon angers top ally Russia
As Belarus television showed the Russian head of OAO Uralkali, the world's biggest potash producer, being led around the courtyard of an undisclosed prison, Anatoly Lebedko knew exactly where it was: Amerikanka.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves