Editorial: Any peace deal must hold Putin to account for the horrific crimes in Ukraine

A peace settlement with the Russians must meet Ukrainian demands, include continuing sanctions and guarantee, as far as possible, that further conflict will be avoided

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president: how does one make peace with the man perpetrating such horrors in Ukraine?

Vladimir Putin’s war on the people of Ukraine is in its fourth week and is becoming ever more obscene. The bombing of a theatre in the southern city of Mariupol, where hundreds of civilians were sheltering from the Russian assault, is a monstrous crime.

Putin’s forces are on the outskirts of Kyiv, the capital, which is bracing for a similar kind of assault. Hospitals have been hit by Russian missiles, and many children are among ...