President Obama says he wants a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis. But a diplomatic solution will have to take account of the genuine concerns of Russia about the instability on its doorstep where it has major strategic interests.
There is something unfortunately vague about the British foreign secretary's stance on the events in Crimea. He knows that a diplomatic solution must take account of the wishes of the people of Crimea. We may not wish to be where we are now. The fact is we are, and to ignore those wishes would be to deny the people of Crimea the rights that should be upheld by international bodies.