Ireland has called on world powers, including the United Nations, to look for ways to end the ongoing war, which it described as madness, immediately.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense of Ireland, Simon Coveney, said diplomacy and dialogue must be employed to end the war.
He called on President Vladimir Putin of Russia to agree to an immediate humanitarian ceasefire.
Coveney said this in Tuesday’s UN briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.
The Minister said he had just visited the country and seen the devastation in the Ukrainian city of Bucha.
The only weapons that we have are diplomacy, dialogue, facts, collective leadership and, most importantly, a shared commitment to international law and the UN Charter,” Coveney said to the UN Security Council.
As it was on Feb. 25, so it is today, this is a war of choice and it can end immediately if President Putin so decides.
This is madness, that history will judge very harshly,” Coveney said. “We have to find a way to stop this war and this council has a unique responsibility to do that.”