If the Crimean crisis has taught us anything about how we deal with Russian’s, it is that they don’t seem to react positively to considered and measured negotiations or weak and insignificant threats. The Russian bear is not for hugging.
To deal with the Russian’s you have to be blunt but meaningful. There is only one way to deal with the Russians…
a) kick them in the bollocks
b) know that they WILL kick you right back
When you next resume negotiations – not only will you have their respect, strange as it might seem – they will greet you, listen and come to a mutually agreeable settlement.
So PM David Cameron – the next time you meet President Putin you know what to do?
Just a thought.