Letter: Don’t appease Putin
Re: ‘US should put out its own fires’ (Metro, March 13)
I was astonished when I read Jeremy Kohlberg’s letter to the editor, saying that his “Russian friends” had “expressed hostility toward U.S. involvement” in Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. When Mr. Kohlberg speaks to his Russian friends again, he should remind them about how Stalin deliberately caused a famine in Ukraine that killed five to six million Ukrainians.
And, if his Russian friends grew up under the Soviet dictatorship, he can point out that it was an American administration under President Reagan that liberated them from their oppression. The last time that America ignored an invasion was when Hitler invaded — and then annexed — Czechoslovakia.
We can’t just sit by and let Putin become a modern-day Hitler.
John Francis Fox, via email