Ukraine crisis: How to 'sweet-talk' Putin
It's high time the Ukrainians got better military advice - that's the advice of Bill Richardson, America's former Ambassador to the UN and uber global negotiator.
Mr Richardson doesn't think there's much chance we'll see UN peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine because Russia would veto such a move in the Security Council. But he does think monitors of some sort, maybe from the OSCE, would be a good idea.
In his book How to Sweet-Talk a Shark, Mr Richardson writes about dealing with some of the world's less savoury leaders - so I asked him, if he was having to deal with Mr Putin, what would he say?
It's only going to get worse for you Mr Putin, is the gist of the answer.