Putin or no Putin, Ukraine has the upper hand. This conflict should only end in one way....the complete withdrawal of all Russian forces from Donbas and Crimea. Don't agree to a ceasefire for "talks". Don't make any concessions on how you run your own country in the future. And never, never, believe anything a Russian diplomat tells you implicitly.https://www.yahoo.com/news/putin-coup-underway-impossible-stop-104151388.html
The sooner, the better.