This will be complicity in the conflict: the Russian Foreign Ministry warned Japan about the consequences of transferring air defense missiles to Ukraine

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This will be complicity in the conflict: the Russian Foreign Ministry warned Japan about the consequences of transferring air defense missiles to Ukraine

If Japan starts supplying Ukraine with missiles for air defense systems, this will be assessed as complicity in the conflict. This statement was made by the acting director of the third Asian department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergei Zhestky.

A representative of the Russian diplomatic department said that last December the Japanese government relaxed the rules for the export of military products. This was done solely for one purpose - to transfer to the United States those ammunition, which the American military department then sent to Ukraine.



We directly warned the Japanese side through the ambassador in Moscow that we have no doubt about the ultimate beneficiary of such a decision - the Kyiv regime

emphasized in an interview with RIA News representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Earlier, information appeared that Japan was going to transfer missiles for Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine. But if such ammunition reaches Ukraine and ends up at the disposal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Russia will consider Japan as one of the participants in the conflict. The consequences in this case will be inevitable, the Russian Foreign Ministry promises.

Now the Ukrainian regime and its Western backers are looking for opportunities to obtain new sources of ammunition. Japan and South Korea are considered among the most likely suppliers. Each of these East Asian countries has large reserves of both ammunition and weapons.
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  1. +31
    20 March 2024 08: 14
    Nobody is afraid of anything anymore. No red lines
    1. +26
      20 March 2024 08: 18
      Quote: rasl_iz_pitera
      Nobody is afraid of anything anymore. No red lines
      Woke up... Damn...
      Already, whoever gave everything and anything - and NO ONE is a participant. And then SUDDENLY they found extreme Japan...
      Previously, red lines had to be drawn to determine who was a party to the conflict and who was not... But now it’s too late - the markers are dry.
      1. +10
        20 March 2024 08: 31
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        Quote: rasl_iz_pitera
        Nobody is afraid of anything anymore. No red lines
        Woke up... Damn...
        Already, whoever gave everything and anything - and NO ONE is a participant. And then SUDDENLY they found extreme Japan...
        Previously, red lines had to be drawn to determine who was a party to the conflict and who was not... But now it’s too late - the markers are dry.

        I agree with you. For Japan, such a warning is a dead giveaway.
        But if they had warned that in the event of such supplies gas and oil would be cut off, then that would be a different matter. You can also confiscate Japanese assets on Sakhalin-2.
        1. +5
          20 March 2024 08: 45
          Is Russia ready for a new revolution?
          Apple and Google can “at the direction of the United States” turn off all their smartphones in Russia, MP Anton Gorelkin previously said. Roskachestvo confirmed this technical possibility

          We slept through work in the morning because the phone was dead, we couldn’t call, we couldn’t find out, we couldn’t pay, we couldn’t work...
          We are not talking about Windows yet.
          Are we all ready to end up in the 90s in terms of development? It’s not like writing threatening posts against an adversary using the adversary’s own technology. This will be a harsh reality.
          1. +8
            20 March 2024 08: 49
            Apple and Google may “at the direction of the United States” disable all their smartphones

            That is why you need to install custom firmware. Life without Google is quite possible. With rare exceptions - for example, Russian Post absolutely requires the presence of the Google framework on a smart phone. And no amount of plugs could convince her. Apparently - as part of a company to decouple from Western services...
            1. +10
              20 March 2024 08: 54
              custom firmware .. Google framework

              Don't say it Billy...

              It’s so clear that you need your own. We have Rusnano, which produces beautiful booklets and presentations.
              But we don’t have our own Gates and Musk. Or Lavrentiy Palycha to find and organize these Masks.
              1. +9
                20 March 2024 08: 55
                Lavrenty Palych is especially sorely missed... I’m not talking about Comrade Stalin...

                In general, looking at much of what is happening in Rus', you involuntarily come to the conclusion that we vitally need the Grand Inquisitor... There are too many outright evil spirits, I’m afraid the NKVD alone cannot cope...
                1. +5
                  20 March 2024 09: 22
                  "We vitally need the Grand Inquisitor..."
                  Yeah, we already have “God Emperor”.
                  1. +2
                    20 March 2024 09: 27
                    And also the Unknown Fathers... what
              2. +6
                20 March 2024 09: 05
                Quote: BABAY22
                It’s so clear that you need your own. We have Rusnano, which produces beautiful booklets and presentations.
                Maybe Red Dog wasn't given enough money and time? Just three hundred thousand trillion and 50 years - and, look, everything would be?...

                Don't throw your slippers, I'm just kidding... crying crying crying
              3. +2
                20 March 2024 10: 50
                But we don’t have our own Gates and Musk. Or Lavrentiy Palycha to find and organize these Masks.

                We have everything, if we promote our Musks and Gates, then what should we do with effective managers, they will not agree with this situation.
            2. 0
              20 March 2024 09: 01
              Why bother with custom collective farms - take a Chinese android from Huawei!
              1. +1
                20 March 2024 09: 05
                Not all of their firmwares are liked... For example, I don’t.
              2. +8
                20 March 2024 09: 19
                Why do we need Huawei? And tomorrow there will be some confusion with Huawei, will we replace it with an Indian one? Then to Brazilian. So are we going to jump around the world like fleas?
                You need your own. We are not a banana monarchy. We need to create and produce, rather than buy and sell.
                1. +1
                  20 March 2024 09: 27
                  Of course, you need to create your own, but only if you want to produce these smartphones yourself - and this somehow doesn’t stick, and I think it won’t stick in the next 10 years either... And now smart phones are produced by China and put on them the system that they consider suitable! Therefore, now it is practically necessary to either switch to the OS of conditionally neutral countries /India, China.../ or develop programs to neutralize bookmarks in the system...
                  1. +4
                    20 March 2024 09: 44
                    Quote from: Peter1First
                    Of course, you need to create your own, but only if you want to produce these smartphones yourself - and this somehow doesn’t stick, and I think it won’t stick in the next 10 years either... And now smart phones are produced by China and put on them the system that they consider suitable! Therefore, now it is practically necessary to either switch to the OS of conditionally neutral countries /India, China.../ or develop programs to neutralize bookmarks in the system...

                    Our people in Zelenograd also seemed to be doing something, even with our operating system. Everything is slanted, crooked, but its own. Not a competitor with Western operating systems. Well, they deliberately kill other people's products. And now need forces us to do our thing. iPhones are not allowed at work. For now we are working with Androids. If you develop your own smartphones and software, and oblige civil servants to work only with these devices (electronic document management will not work in other operating systems), then this will give orders for millions of smartphones, and will give a powerful impetus to our economy to produce its own microelectronics.
                    Road going by walking.
          2. +1
            20 March 2024 08: 52
            Quote: BABAY22
            Is Russia ready for a new revolution?
            Apple and Google can “at the direction of the United States” turn off all their smartphones in Russia, MP Anton Gorelkin previously said. Roskachestvo confirmed this technical possibility

            We slept through work in the morning because the phone was dead, we couldn’t call, we couldn’t find out, we couldn’t pay, we couldn’t work...
            We are not talking about Windows yet.
            Are we all ready to end up in the 90s in terms of development? It’s not like writing threatening posts against an adversary using the adversary’s own technology. This will be a harsh reality.

            I agree with you. Smartphones are a complete mess. But Windows is not a problem at all. I work at the Federal State Budgetary Institution. We have had Lunex since last summer. And instead of Microsoft Office we have Libra.
            My smartphone is Huawei. It is quite possible that it will not be possible to turn it off from the West.
            But an independent country needs its own software. good
            1. +1
              20 March 2024 09: 08
              We have had Lunex since last summer

              Alas, this is only possible where only pieces of paper are printed... As soon as you need some complex software, or connecting various devices, you will shed bitter tears remembering the moment when you decided to switch to Linux...
            2. 0
              20 March 2024 09: 10
              Quote: Bearded
              My smartphone is Huawei. It is quite possible that it will not be possible to turn it off from the West.
              And I have a cell phone. To call. How will Google turn it off and the alarm clock in it? Or can you also get cellular communications from Washington with a button?.. I just don’t know. feel
              1. +1
                20 March 2024 09: 30
                black or white? and the car is probably Russian (Is it called LLC?)
                1. +3
                  20 March 2024 09: 47
                  Quote: ser580
                  black or white? and the car is probably Russian (Is it called LLC?)
                  There are three cars in the family, all Toyotas. My wife and I have one for work and fishing and hunting. I see no reason to go to work on a moped, or to go fishing on a T-40 tractor, if there are other vehicles suitable for their role.
                  And the phone number is for me TO CALL. Black, "Samsung", has been working for ten years. I see no reason to point a finger at a smartphone to access the Internet if you have a laptop with a normal keyboard.

                  I do not urge you to use only your own, brand-new ones, just out of fermented patriotism. It’s just that if “through Google” they turn my car into a monument, that’s great... I’ll buy VAZ products or UAZ Patriot. And that's all. We need to approach things more simply. They are for us, not us for them.
                  Shura! Don't make a cult out of food... (c)
              2. +2
                20 March 2024 09: 37
                Quote: Zoldat_A
                Quote: Bearded
                My smartphone is Huawei. It is quite possible that it will not be possible to turn it off from the West.
                And I have a cell phone. To call. How will Google turn it off and the alarm clock in it? Or can you also get cellular communications from Washington with a button?.. I just don’t know. feel

                You can do some tricky stuff. Each specific phone has its own unique IMEI. In principle, you can track where your cell phone is working and do a dirty trick.
                1. +4
                  20 March 2024 10: 03
                  Quote: Bearded
                  You can do some tricky stuff. Each specific phone has its own unique IMEI. In principle, you can track where your cell phone is working and do a dirty trick.
                  It’s unlikely that anyone will twist their brains in order to deprive me of an alarm clock on my phone (I still have a Soviet mechanical one in the garage on a workbench, with two “cups” on top, ticking, if that’s the case). And in the pre-cellular era, it was somehow possible to manage production from the office via a landline phone.

                  My God, I’m not calling for a return to stove heating and horse-drawn traction, there is simply NO such technical innovation that I can turn off “according to Google” and my life will end there. I also haven’t been grilling croutons for my coffee in the morning all my life - I remember that I once used a frying pan.

                  This is the generation that has now grown up, which, with a box of matches and a can of carcass in the forest, but without a can opener, will either freeze to death or die of hunger. We were raised somehow differently.
            3. 0
              20 March 2024 09: 26
              Yeah, which is your Astra, and which was made with golden hands but from the buttocks and in which some modules have not been updated since 2008, and in Libra, if the document was originally made in the Office, everything starts to jump, since the macros are not compatible, and if not It turns out to fix everything, you have to re-figure the document, which is not a pleasure.
              1. 0
                20 March 2024 09: 34
                Quote from AdAstra
                Yeah, which is your Astra, and which was made with golden hands but from the buttocks and in which some modules have not been updated since 2008, and in Libra, if the document was originally made in the Office, everything starts to jump, since the macros are not compatible, and if not It turns out to fix everything, you have to re-figure the document, which is not a pleasure.

                You wrote everything correctly. Bull's-eye. Everything is crooked, but it works. And this cannot be turned off from the West. They will gradually improve it. In the meantime, we spit, we work, but we are not dependent on the West. good
                1. 0
                  20 March 2024 09: 44
                  True, if this crooked thing breaks, then a simple user, like me now with Windows, will not just fix it, and a person specially trained for this on the staff, if of course he is still on it, always has no time. And purely stupidly, there are some programs that simply no one wants to write or adapt from Windows. Yes, for some reason this “They are gradually finalizing it” took a long time.
                  1. 0
                    20 March 2024 09: 49
                    Quote from AdAstra
                    True, if this crooked thing breaks, then a simple user, like me now with Windows, will not just fix it, and a person specially trained for this on the staff, if of course he is still on it, always has no time. And purely stupidly, there are some programs that simply no one wants to write or adapt from Windows. Yes, for some reason this “They are gradually finalizing it” took a long time.

                    What's the solution? What are you offering?
                    Piracy can be allowed. Adopt a law that, in connection with the illegal sanctions policy of the West, all intellectual property of Western companies is declared a public and free property of all humanity. But in Western software there may be bookmarks, even in pirated copies of programs, which can lead to data leakage and blocking of work or bugs.
                    1. 0
                      20 March 2024 09: 56
                      It can and should be allowed. Do you think Astrovsky Smolensk, I think you have it, how reliable is it in this regard? Please note, it is only reliable if it is not connected to any network. In general, Astra has been swimming in budget money lately, but their work is not worth the money they are paid. Because this is a complete mess, as it is now fashionable to say, when in order to simply get the printer to work on their system you need to “dance with a tambourine” for a long time, and it’s not a fact that it’s successful.
                      1. +1
                        20 March 2024 10: 03
                        There is such a thing. I just can't get used to the printer interface. It's gradually getting better.
                        But something needs to be done. If we do nothing, we will be wiped out like two fingers on the asphalt.
                      2. +1
                        20 March 2024 10: 04
                        Ten years since 2014...
                      3. +1
                        20 March 2024 10: 07
                        We installed Astra last summer.
                      4. 0
                        20 March 2024 10: 08
                        I'm sorry. laughing hi "" "" "
          3. -4
            20 March 2024 11: 03
            Quote: BABAY22
            We are not talking about Windows yet.
            Are we all ready to end up in the 90s in terms of development?
            Our Windows is the 90s in fact and in terms of development. Today, in fact, Astra Linux and its level of development cannot be compared with the 90s: even if you prefer Windows and the 90s, in the 90s there were only levels of degradation.
          4. 0
            20 March 2024 15: 55
            Quote: BABAY22
            We are not talking about Windows yet.

            If the version is pirated, then there is nothing to worry about.
          5. 0
            20 March 2024 19: 14
            Quote: BABAY22
            Are we all ready to end up in the 90s in terms of development? It’s not like writing threatening posts against an adversary using the adversary’s own technology. This will be a harsh reality.

            Well, maybe at least then we can start moving. Microsoft has already announced the disconnection of legal entities from cloud services.
      2. +3
        20 March 2024 08: 32
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        Woke up... Damn...
        Already, whoever gave everything and anything - and NO ONE is a participant.

        So the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot do anything more, request he has only one weapon (without sarcasm) - a concerned warning, a threat of consequences, a note, a demarche, a harsh presentation, a protest, recalling the ambassador from the country for consultations, and the last resort is sending the ambassador forever from the country where he works.
        1. 0
          20 March 2024 09: 10
          It is necessary to expand the capabilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by introducing shamans and sorcerers into the staff. To impose curses. Of course, Zakharova will have to warn these ill-wishers in advance. To be honest. Let them be more afraid than ever...
        2. +2
          20 March 2024 09: 28
          Quote: Clear
          recall the ambassador from the country for consultations, and the last resort is to send the ambassador permanently from the country where he works.
          But it’s interesting (I just don’t know such subtleties).
          I understand that the measure is usually mutual, but it is always important who strikes first. What is more significant - recalling your ambassador or expelling someone else's?
          What I mean is that, in my opinion, in many embassies here the greyhounds have already sat too long and forgotten in which attic the suitcases they came here with are located.
      3. +1
        20 March 2024 08: 38
        The difference is huge, Japan is not a NATO member, they won’t fit in with it. And due to the fact that the DPRK is nearby, Russia has a big trump card in its hands, it is possible to provide nuclear weapons, technology, sign allied agreements on providing assistance in case of war, it is possible to detonate a nuclear charge (test Poseidon) in the neutral waters of Japan and cover them with a tsunami. There are a lot of options. And since South Korea is nearby and shaking with fear, Japan must think that it will set them up too
        1. +1
          20 March 2024 09: 05
          How much cheaper does Japan buy gas and oil from us than world prices? You just need to squeeze their profit a little by adding to the price a duty for helping the Nazis...
        2. +1
          20 March 2024 12: 00
          Japan is not a NATO member, they won’t fit in with it.

          Don't believe all these legal clues. The territory of Japan is America's largest aircraft carrier, placed at the head of China and our Far East. And they have a security guarantee agreement with the United States.
          In the upcoming standoff in the Pacific, Japan has a critical role to play, so the United States will fight for it by any means necessary.
      4. +8
        20 March 2024 08: 52
        Yes, no one is afraid of our lines, but they are afraid of American ones - Armenia is blocking world maps, “sovereign” Turkey has suspended the topic of a gas hub and a second nuclear power plant, “sovereign” China is stomping around on the sidelines in an ambiguous pose. And the Kremlin happily dances on a rake of empty threats, as if not noticing what is happening. The main thing is that it is not clear what could/could make them come to their senses and look at things from a new angle.
    2. -3
      20 March 2024 08: 20
      Why should the Japanese draw any more lines...??? It’s just that one day, which is quite possible, this island will become like after the Fakushima1 nuclear power plant accident, but completely radioactive and unsuitable for life... And where will they run??? So for now we are just warning, and let them think... Should they be afraid or not...??? am
    3. +2
      20 March 2024 10: 10
      Well, an accomplice and what’s next, just shake the air with this.
    4. 0
      20 March 2024 13: 44
      rasl_iz_pitera
      Today, 08: 14
      Nobody is afraid of anything anymore. No red lines
      It’s time to hit the slanted purse dead-hard, as warning everyone and NATO not to do so is also useless!
      Cut off oblique snouts from fish, seaweed and products, from all projects Sakhalin-2, Sakhalin-1 and others in the Far East!
      Hit where it hurts, when Joseph Stalin was the leader of the USSR, he said,
      that this nation can only be curbed by fear for future survival!
  2. +5
    20 March 2024 08: 17
    Yes, there are already so many of these participants in the conflict, but things are still there!!!!!! am
  3. +5
    20 March 2024 08: 18
    A new term in international politics - complicity, is written together without a soft sign with a red marker...
  4. +12
    20 March 2024 08: 18
    They laid it on us! There are no answers and there never will be.
    1. +1
      20 March 2024 08: 25
      Yes, the patriots will be on fire. What kind of answer do you want? Military? Well, no one will start a nuclear war over the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Economic? Has the Russian Federation become like the USA? Which can, without harming themselves and at the expense of their vassals, exert economic pressure.
      1. +1
        20 March 2024 08: 46
        And what does this have to do with patriots? It’s just that people are not familiar with history and don’t remember our troops and pilots, weapons, and advisors in Vietnam, Korea, Egypt, and China. They don’t “know” who supplied weapons to Afghanistan when our troops were stationed there. You can remember the centuries of Russian-Turkish wars, when the British and French (from time to time even seeming to be our allies) armed the Turks and sent advisers and “vacationers”, and that wars started because of this? Moreover, apparently some people want to get a nuclear one. This is common practice and has always been this way. I hope that there will be certain measures and not necessarily military ones, but to the best of our ability and capabilities.
        1. -3
          20 March 2024 08: 53
          Do you remember this very story, that both Tsarist Russia and the USSR ended up overstraining themselves playing international politics?
          1. +1
            20 March 2024 09: 29
            I said exactly what I said. This has always been the case on all sides. And this is not a reason to launch nuclear strikes. And with a military response, conventional weapons can really “suffer you.”
            1. -1
              20 March 2024 09: 32
              Yes, and I said what I said. Sending “advisers” somewhere is also not cheap.
          2. +4
            20 March 2024 09: 29
            The choice is small, or you are playing in international politics, applying appropriately. effort, or you become someone's backyard. The USSR did not overstrain itself, the leadership of the USSR went crazy. And in the Republic of Ingushetia, in addition to the war, there were completely solvable reasons for the collapse - weakness of power, belated reforms, dependence on respected partners, etc.
            1. +1
              20 March 2024 09: 33
              totally agree with you
            2. 0
              20 March 2024 09: 33
              Yes, I agree with you, but here there are doubts about what the ruling class needs and what the rest of the population needs. Do they have the same interests, justice?
          3. 0
            20 March 2024 09: 36
            Well, if you imagine Alexander III instead of Nikolashka the Bloody, then perhaps the Republic of Ingushetia would still live without looking at foreign policy.
  5. 0
    20 March 2024 08: 20
    Suddenly, Kim Jong-un may have progress in rocket science!? bully
    1. +1
      20 March 2024 08: 23
      And what? Kim does not make fun of his neighbors with artillery, missiles, drones that physically cause damage and kill people. Demand a nuclear strike on Tokyo.
  6. +13
    20 March 2024 08: 22
    No one cares about your statements anymore. Like some dummies, they have been repeating the same mantras left and right for three years now.
  7. +7
    20 March 2024 08: 24
    Well, we warned you. And then what? After the warning, it is necessary to make a “message” that the relevant weapons and technology will be immediately transferred to the DPRK.
  8. +10
    20 March 2024 08: 26
    All these empty statements from the “representatives” of our “Ministry of Concerns” are simply annoying.
    1. +3
      20 March 2024 08: 36
      And we also have a constantly excited organ. - SK:) Excellent combination:)
  9. +6
    20 March 2024 08: 27

    Acting Director of the Third Department of Asia of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Zhestky.
    This official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs apparently has a very serious position. There is probably already panic in Japan after his statement. laughing
  10. +4
    20 March 2024 08: 27
    Russia will consider Japan as one of the participants in the conflict
    It is high time to consider all countries supplying weapons and military equipment to Kyiv as participants in the conflict, and direct ones at that. Their weapons kill our soldiers and civilians, destroy infrastructure, and we are all trying to warn and admonish those who do not even hide the fact that they are striving for victory over Russia.
  11. +6
    20 March 2024 08: 31
    Another accomplice. What are we going to do with it? I suggest you scold him properly.
    1. +1
      20 March 2024 09: 39
      Well, maybe at least kick the ambassador in the ass? or ban the yuppies from coming to Sakhalin, oh damn, they’ve already banned it, well, don’t let them catch fish in our waters, oh, by the way again.
  12. +7
    20 March 2024 08: 31
    The whole world already knows that if we cross our red lines, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN!
    You shouldn't have bothered with your red markers... Now get it out of the way!
  13. +5
    20 March 2024 08: 34
    So what will we do? Shall we start drawing a red line? Or will we open the 1st Pacific Front?
    Or will we initiate the Investigative Committee again?
    Spring has already arrived. Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can start looking for hedgehogs and training :)))
    1. 0
      20 March 2024 09: 40
      I suggest setting kaiju on them. laughing
      1. +2
        20 March 2024 09: 50
        They say that the descendants of the samurai will read the brains very well - a tank attack followed by kickbacks to the starting positions. But only the USSR troops with their unique galoshes could do this.
      2. +1
        20 March 2024 11: 56
        As a Japaneseist, I inform you with full responsibility: for such cases, the Japanese have a strategic base near Tokyo with HCHR (Huge Combat Humanoid Robots), so the Kaiju will be of little help here.
        1. -1
          20 March 2024 12: 59
          So not just one. laughing "" ""
  14. +5
    20 March 2024 08: 52
    OK it's all over Now. Now, out of fear, the Japanese will conclude a peace treaty and even renounce their claims to the islands. That's how much we can be scared
  15. +2
    20 March 2024 08: 58
    “Earlier, information appeared that Japan is going to transfer missiles for Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine. But if such ammunition ends up in Ukraine and ends up at the disposal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Russia will consider Japan as one of the participants in the conflict. The consequences in this case will be inevitable, the Foreign Ministry promises RF."(c)

    After reading the above, the Japanese Foreign Ministry took out an envelope with the address of the Russian Foreign Ministry and put a Japanese bolt with an inch “left-hand” thread inside it...
  16. +2
    20 March 2024 09: 01
    [quote][/This will be complicity in the conflict: the Russian Foreign Ministry warned Japan about the consequences of transferring air defense missiles to Ukraine And what? Everyone participates, but the Japanese are not allowed?
  17. +1
    20 March 2024 09: 20
    Come on? And what? And how will we respond? Shall we not buy or sell our oil and gas with seafood through “parallel” import of their high-tech equipment? Or, oh no, will there be the harshest option - deep concern with concern?
  18. +2
    20 March 2024 11: 41
    Well, they warned us, they “scared us”, then what? But no one even warned Erdogan; they don’t scare friends. And there is no one to warn Gazprom and Transneft that they cannot pay the enemy for pumping resources.
  19. 0
    20 March 2024 15: 57
    The consequences in this case will be inevitable, the Russian Foreign Ministry promises.

    And what will these consequences be?
  20. 0
    21 March 2024 02: 32
    Are the rest of the suppliers not accomplices?! Is our Ministry of Foreign Affairs ours or the enemy’s? Is this how our diplomacy should work?