Talking of enjoying success, here’s hoping the Geneva Ukraine / Russian talks prove fruitful.
If the Ukrainian “Ambassador at Large” Olexander Scherva is anything to go by, interviewed on Newsnight last night and the Today programme this morning, there is good reason for hope. A very impressive and credible representative putting things into both immediate and historical perspective.
Even when expressing hope, Putin still can’t resist the rhetoric of power and “rights” though. As I said before, turn down the rhetoric, please. If you have the rights (and the power) and hope not to use them, why say it?
[And that’s a two-way street of course Stop Poking the Bear – Engage with Putin, don’t castigate.]