To the Editor,

Putin’s “special military operation” in Ukraine is pure evil because he is pure evil. Pure evil is that which will intentionally harm or destroy innocence.

People should be able to trust their leaders. But if leaders give people reason not to trust them, then people need to take a stand and do what is right for the good of all people.

Putin has no conscience, no heart so he does not care that women and children are being killed, that families are being torn apart, that they are being driven from their homes and security, that homes, schools, hospitals and more are being bombed, that the threat of nuclear radiation is real.

Death and devastation mean nothing to Putin—he needs to be held accountable for war crimes.

Putin needs to be put away and his $7 billion mansion, his yachts and whatever else need to be sold and the proceeds go towards the rebuilding of Ukraine! The same goes for his oligarchs.

2-24-22—the day a peaceful country was invaded by a madman’s orders no matter the cost in human life and the destruction of so much.

God be with President Zelensky and the people of Ukraine. May they get all the help they want and need.

Elaine Byman