The decimation wrought by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 2022 Feb 24 has been immense. Ukraine has crumbled, its economy severely damaged and its people scattered across the EU and the Western world. On one hand Ukraine has a bully neighbour intent on destroying it, while on the other Western countries have continued to provide Ukraine with enough weapons to continue its fight, the result being even more destruction of Ukraine. Ukraine’s predicament has had many other global implications, almost all bad.
One of the base principals of any species is to procreate. “Be fruitful and multiply” Genesis 1:28. This value is ingrained in every species, and rightly so, because without it the species does not continue. The opposite of this tenet is to indiscriminately kill: We call this genocide. Genocide is the indiscriminate killing of a group, regardless of who they are, what they have done, how old they are, to kill because they are a member of a species. When Russia invaded Ukraine and proceeded to launch missiles to indiscriminately destroy civilian and military targets, lots of people died. This is genocide.
Talking to work out differences of opinion can give you great results that are acceptable to all parties. It is the premise that the United Nations and even the European Union has been built. That said, all these discussions do take a lot of time, and can be very bureaucratic. Going to extremes, having so many discussions can be used as a tool against one of the parties. This is a manipulation of one party over another. This is where I think the UN has sadly gone so wrong.