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RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR

Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 20, 2022
Japanese economy on edge over possible commodity hikes due to Ukraine crisis
The Ukraine crisis has also brought uncertainties to Tokyo's stock market, with some brokers expecting a Moscow-led offensive would send the Nikkei stock average below the 26,000 mark.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 20, 2022
Separatist rhetoric and 'false-flag operation' fears stoke Ukraine tensions
Ukrainian authorities deny planning any kind of assault, and fear that attempts to create a pretext for a Russian invasion are growing.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Feb 19, 2022
China would likely back Russia, diplomatically, if it moved on Ukraine
China's foreign ministry has repeatedly blamed the U.S. for 'spreading false information' and creating tensions, urging it to respect and address Russia's demands for security guarantees.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 18, 2022
Putin to oversee nuclear drills amid standoff over Ukraine
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the exercises were part of a regular training process and denied they signaled an escalation of the standoff.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 18, 2022
The risk of nuclear disaster in Ukraine
A potential Russian invasion of Ukraine raises questions about the country's 15 nuclear reactors and the dangers they pose in case of a war.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Feb 18, 2022
How to stop a Ukraine war before it starts
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently told the U.N. that the U.S. is releasing its information on a possible Russian invasion “not to start a war but to prevent one.”
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Feb 18, 2022
Putin makes inroads in pressure campaign against West and Ukraine
For Putin, the procession of foreign dignitaries flying in for talks is already a win, pushing Moscow's security worries to the top of the world agenda.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 17, 2022
Shelling breaks out in east Ukraine as West and Moscow dispute troop moves
Russian-backed separatists said troops had opening fire on their territory four times in the past 24 hours and said they were trying to establish if anyone had been hurt or killed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2022
Kishida urges Putin to stick with diplomacy to end Ukraine crisis
The prime minister said afterward that Japan opposes the use of force to change the status quo and will continue to monitor the situation with 'grave concern.'
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 17, 2022
U.S. sanctions on Russian banks are the West's most potent economic threat
Washington, and its allies in Europe, are finalizing an extensive package of sanctions if Russia were to launch an invasion according to U.S. and European officials.
Japan Times
WORLD
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
WORLD
Feb 16, 2022
Ukraine hit by cyberattack as U.S. questions Russian troop pullback
Ukrainian officials did not say who it believed was responsible for the cyberattack, but a statement suggested it was pointing the finger at Russia.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 16, 2022
U.S. arms sent to Ukraine would blunt but not stop a Russian invasion
Since 2014, the United States has committed more than $2.7 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, according to the Pentagon, including a $200 million package in December.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 15, 2022
Russia pulls some troops back to base, but NATO remains cautious
Meanwhile, Russia's lower house of parliament voted Tuesday to appeal to Putin to recognize the separatist entities, potentially further complicating the conflict.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 15, 2022
‘We need to oppose Russia’: Ukrainians find common purpose
Across the country, Lenin statues and hammer-and-sickle emblems of the Soviet past have been toppled, replaced by monuments to Ukrainians killed in the 2014 uprising.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Feb 15, 2022
What does the Ukraine crisis mean for Taiwan? That's up for debate.
On the surface, the similarities between the situations in Ukraine and Taiwan seem obvious, but the U.S.'s role in a conflict over either place would likely be very different.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 15, 2022
Throwaway comments in Ukraine spook money markets made 'twitchy' by talk of war
Confusion reigned Monday when media accounts of what appears to have been a tongue-in-cheek quip by Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy ignited ill-advised selling.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 15, 2022
'Vladdy daddy please no war...': Russia-Ukraine tensions loom large on social media
Gen Z is turning to TikTok and Instagram to hash over the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, while TikTok has become a source for researchers tracking Moscow's buildup.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2022
He knows Putin well. And he fears for Ukraine.
The Finnish president, Sauli Niinisto, has carved out a vital role as interpreter between East and West, and he is not optimistic about the prospects for peace.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 14, 2022
Running a business under the shadow of war
For the past several years in the business world, Ukraine has provided entrepreneurs with wild opportunities with high risks.

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