Local March 28, 2022 | 8:37 am

Dominican Gov. criticizes Russia, timidly

Putin, Vladímir Putin Vladímir Putin (r) with José Manuel Castillo Betances. Dominican ambassador,

Santo Domingo.- Since last February 24 the Russian government announced a military incursion into Ukrainian territory, the reaction of Dominican President Luis Abinader was immediate and, in a public statement, he condemned that same day what he labeled as an unilateral aggression on the part of Russia.

His statement included a “strong call” for Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine and return to the negotiating table.

More than a month into the war, with thousands of deaths and millions of displaced people, many are the sanctions that Western governments have taken against Russia and its president Vladimir Putin.

The Dominican Republic, however, has been lukewarm in the sanctions against a country that provides it with more than 20% of the European tourists it receives each year. In 2021 alone, the country received 3.6 million tourists, of which 873,901 came from Europe. Those from Russia were 183,700.

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March 28, 2022 11:55 am

Good, not our circus, not our monkeys. And Russia has alway been a good friend of the DR. THe Current president is what you could call a “pro-yankee” puting a lot of effort in keeping good relations with the US despite the constant bullying from washington.

Tradiationally the RD has been very suspicious about the US foreign policy (as we have been victim of US invasions twice) and we issually keep a neutral stand, the current administration seems to be changing that and insisiting in becoming an openly US flunky, a position not at all questionable but that radiates from a deep understanding of political pragamatism.

look at the idiot above me
March 28, 2022 9:48 pm
Reply to  Ysabel

“Tradiationally the RD has been very suspicious about the US foreign policy (as we have been victim of US invasions twice)”

you know nothing about the dominican-american relationship just look up what happen to the yacht, i mean is the least the government can do.

And you are not dominican never heard someone say that about the president or saying that they feel frightened about an invasion from the us. Also twice ? yeah pretty credible

Don’t get me wrong real dominicans know that Russia was and is still a good partner but what is happening in Ukraine is outrageous.

March 29, 2022 9:31 am

So the DR has not been invaded twice by the US? jajajaa not the 1914 and not in 1965?
are you even talking about the same country here?

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Big Moose
March 29, 2022 11:36 am
Reply to  Ysabel

The Dominican Civil War (1914) was a civil war in the Dominican Republic that started as a rebellion against the government led by General Desiderio Arias in La Vega and Santiago de los Caballeros, beginning on March 30, 1914. José Bordas Valdez was elected President without opposition on June 15, 1914. The U.S. Navy ships intervened to end the bombardment of Puerto Plata beginning on June 26, 1914. The U.S. Army troops were deployed in support of the government in Santo Domingo in July 1914. The U.S. government mediated the signing of a ceasefire agreement between government and rebel representatives on August 6, 1914. Some 500 individuals were killed during the conflict.

You’re obsessed with trying to provoke conflicts that don’t exist.

March 29, 2022 3:53 pm
Reply to  Big Moose

Seems you made up your own history there buddy.

My Name Is Not Important
March 28, 2022 5:34 pm

I swear, since when the dominican government grew a pair and not making their country into a doormat to stomp their feet? I hope they actually called Russia out for their bullshit without being a pusscake, I don’t care what’s the consequences will be.

Martin Stewart
March 30, 2022 8:20 am

DR should not enter something which dosent effect DR nobody eats war. But the situation in Ukraine is complex and they’res no clarity on the politics field. Nato caused this conflict either by considering entry of Ukraine into its group with offers Ukraine was positioned its self to the best bidder best deal not considering the position of Russia knowing well that this move was a dangerous and careless one. One cannot blame Russia for protecting its self Europe should make its own decisions and not be conherced by a country which has nothing to do with Europe and is causing massive damage to their economy and their future security, Europe’s security is paramount The US is not being threatened so why are they interfering Whats the game they are playing