Template of a letter to MP on account of the bombing of Kyiv on the 8th of July, 2024

[Your Name] [Your Address] [City] [Postcode] [Email Address] [Date] [MP's Name]

Dear [MP's Name],

Subject: Russia's 8th of July 2024 attack on the largest children's hospital in Ukraine.

Congratulations on your recent election victory. Unfortunately, I am writing to you as one of your constituents in [Your Constituency] to express my grave concerns about the Russian attack on the largest children's hospital in Ukraine, Okhmatdyt.

Located in the heart of Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, Okhamtdyt treats over 18,000 children per year and is the biggest children's hospital in Europe. Nevertheless, Russia continues to commit war crimes against Ukrainian children, and this time, Russia has dropped the Kh-101 missile - capable of carrying a warhead over 400 kilograms - on the hospital.

This is yet another crime in the series of terror committed by Russia against civilians. Since the start of the full-scale invasion Russia has unleashed a campaign of terror on Ukrainian hospitals. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health’s report released in May 2024, Russia is responsible for damaging over 1,433 and destroying 177 medical facilities.

As my elected representative, I hope you can help address this matter in the Parliament. Ukraine desperately requires anti-air defences to prevent strikes against hospitals and other civilian infrastructure. ICC has issued arrest warrants against top Russian commanders responsible for strikes against civilian infrastructure - I urge the UK to take the lead in pursuing justice and taking swift action to save lives in Ukraine today.

As the recovery of bodies is continuing in Okhmatdyt, the casualties are already in the dozens with hundreds wounded. The time to support Ukraine is now - and Ukrainians are calling for military aid and support; we must answer their call. Russia is conducting a campaign of terror against Ukrainians and we must call out their terrorism. The weapons stored in our warehouses can save lives today in Ukraine.

To support Ukraine from Scotland, I urge you to act within your powers to close the Russian consulate in Edinburgh and expel the Russian diplomats from the UK - a constant voice of Russian disinformation and propaganda - justifying terrorist attacks against civilians.

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I look forward to your response and hope you can support my request. Please let me know if there are any upcoming meetings or events where this issue will be discussed, as I would be interested in attending.

Yours sincerely, [Your Name]