Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS

I read with amusement the quote (Fox, September 7-13) of Vladimir Putin: "Ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless ... It could lead to a global, planetary catastrophe and a huge loss of human life. There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue."

Is this not rich coming from a leader who has invaded Crimea, east Ukraine and parts of Georgia, and with whom all attempts to negotiate have produced no solution — hence the sanctions against Russia?

Twenty-five years of attempting a diplomatic solution to the nuclearisation of North Korea have produced no positive result. Why should the next 10 or 20 years be any different in this regard?

Justin ReedKloof, KwaZulu Natal

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