A few days ago I said to my wife: “A few more days, and then you can say, that you were ever in Russia”. That was not true, but in the Crimea she was already – there I had it before 10 Looped years. What happened during those weeks in Ukraine, followed more or less attention in Japan, even though – it seems at least – evaluation of free. From the policy you do not hear too many comments, but that is understandable: What happens to the Ukraine, Cane Japan on equal sein (as cruel as it sounds), because there you have to defend no interests. The attitude towards Russia wants to be Hindes well considered, because ultimately you will have back Putin a few islands north-east of Hokkaido. And as strange as that sounds: This goal is Japan possibly by a neutral to sympathetic attitude of Russia towards closer than ever since the end of World War II.
Of course, I sincerely hope, that the situation in Ukraine can be resolved peacefully. On the other hand, it looks much like, as if repeated exactly, was forming 24 Years Transnistria happened (and, also there at that time I had dragged my wife): The Russian population majority says from country (in jenem Fall damals Moldau aka Moldawien) the, the Russian army defends the population by force of arms, but Russia scares ultimately shrink from, to connect the region to Russia. What is, is a quasi-independent republic, only by Russia and a few other, quasi-independent republics is recognized. The same thing happened so finally in Abkhazia, located a few dozen kilometers south of Sochi. The madness has method, but with western standards only difficult to understand. And ultimately proves only one: It has learned nothing.