Isolation and sanctions will negatively impact Russian economy, but that will not compensate the people of Ukraine for the malicious killing and destruction of their cities, towns and villages.
The 141 UN countries that condemned Vladimir Putin’s war of aggression must now firmly demand reparations from Ukraine.
War is becoming more and more destructive, so the Russian people need to be informed that their financial debt is increasing day by day.
The sooner this murderous devastation ends, the better for those involved.
Gus Geraghty, Dalkey, Co Dublin
Putin’s depravity reaches new low – he must face justice
Equal each As the days passed, the depravity that Vladimir Putin and his minions showed to the Ukrainian people fell to a new low.
The deliberate targeting of a maternity hospital, home to pregnant women and innocent children, shows the depravity and lack of respect for human life by Putin and his military leaders. without limits.
Targeting hospitals or residential areas by indiscriminate shelling is contrary to Article 19 of the Geneva Convention, which “requires that medical units, i.e. hospitals and mobile medical facilities, not allowed to attack under any circumstances”.
Russia signed the Geneva Convention, as did Ukraine.
Although Russia is not registered with the International Criminal Court, its leader, military aides and their inner forces must be held accountable and brought before the Court in accordance with Article 8 of the Rome Statute.
Putin and his friends, including Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, responsible for their war crimes.
Christy Galligan, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Violent revenge is not the answer if we strive for peace
The Bombing and destroying a hospital, especially a maternity hospital, is terrible and certainly a war crime.
No one and nothing can justify this.
The lack of interest from Vladimir Putin shows his bravery and wrongdoing.
Someone has to stop Putin with economics, pressure, isolation, condemnation, but not violence, because there’s already so much of it.
Support and pray for Ukraine, but don’t fight – let peace prevail.
Dennis Fitzgerald, Melbourne, Australia
Kudo to the editor for this must-read
Allow I must commend whoever wrote the editorial ‘The story of Ukrainian women is a story of courage’ (Irish independence8 March).
I don’t need to say anything more. Reading is essential for all of us.
Brian Mc Devitt, Glenties, Co Donegal
Why is St Patrick banished from our island now?
Mary Kenny (Irish independenceMarch 9) was noted for her strongly controversial article, ‘As we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, we must be careful not to exclude the man himself’.
An Post, after avoiding mention of Christ in our Christmas stamps, is taking a similar action by replacing St Patrick with hugs.
It has once again done everything it can to remove any reference to the religious significance of our great holidays.
Alan Whelan, Killarney, Co Kerry
Johnny served us well, now let someone else do it
Over there It is generally agreed that Johnny Sexton is one of the best players to have ever played rugby and that for a period of five or six years he was the best player on the world stage.
Unfortunately, this is no longer the case, and will be less next year when France will host the World Cup and Sexton will be 38 years old.
Need to give Joey Carbery and Jack Carty and at least one other 10 more game time.
If we do not prepare now, again, we will fail in France.
David Ryan, Co Meath
Some are huge discoveries in the depths, but some still elude us
First The Titanic, then the Bismarck and this week the Endurance. I suppose all that’s left to find now is Nessie.
Henry Cruise, Celbridge, Co Kildare
https://www.independent.ie/opinion/letters/economic-isolation-of-russia-wont-undo-this-mass-murder-41433716.html Russia’s economic isolation won’t undo this mass murder