The Ukraine-Russia crisis

 

Sir, – We’re going to need some bigger boats. – Yours, etc,

BRIAN AHERN,

Clonsilla,

Dublin 15.

Sir, – Ukraine is entitled to seek Nato membership, and Nato to grant it. But wisdom speaks otherwise. Yes, Russia must respect the sovereignty of Ukraine and other east European states.

But does the West really need to bring its ring of steel right up to Russia’s borders? – Yours, etc,

MICHAEL FARRELL,

Clontarf,

Dublin 3.