By Tamara Cohen
PUBLISHED: 19:20 EST, 6 February 2014
The US government’s top official in Europe risked triggering a diplomatic crisis after she was caught on tape saying ‘F*** the EU’.
Victoria Nuland, the assistant secretary of state for European Affairs, made the comment while discussing how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine which is gripped by fierce protests.
But her private telephone conversation with Geoffrey Pyatt, the US ambassador to the country, appears to have been intercepted and uploaded onto Youtube by an anonymous user.
In it, she tells her colleague about discussions with other top American officials about how to end the deadlock, and how she wants to appoint a United Nations representative to broker a deal between the government and opposition.
She says of her proposed deal: ‘That would be great to help glue this thing and to have the UN help glue it. And you know, f*** the EU.’
Ukraine has been in chaos since November when its President Viktor Yanukovych, rejected an accord with the European Union and instead strengthened ties with Russia.
The ditching of the accord – discussed for many years as a way integrate the country into Europe – was seen as hugely symbolic and demonstrations gripped the capital Kiev. They turned violent last month when the government brought in tough laws to crackdown on the protestors.
Terrible scenes at the end of January saw protestors torching police buses and hurling paving stones and petrol bombs; while police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon.
The ambassador tells Miss Nuland on the tape ‘I think we’re in play’ about a plan apparently being attempted by the US government to bring the two together, and who should head a new government.
Mr Pyatt adds that he fears if their plan starts taking shape ‘the Russians will try to do something behind the scenes to torpedo it.’
The US last night accused Russia of leaking the tape to do precisely that. It is accompanied by Russian captions. White House spokesman Jay Carney said: ‘The video was first noted and tweeted out by the Russian government. I think it says something about Russia’s role.’
The conversation seems to reflect her frustration with the European Union’s failure to join the USA’s threat of sanctions against Ukraine’s leaders for violently crushing the protests. But the White House claimed Nuland was ‘in contact with her EU counterparts and relations with the EU are stronger than ever.’
The episode will create fresh tension between the US and Russia which are already under strain. Jennifer Psaki, a State department spokeswoman, said the incident represented a ‘new low in Russian tradecraft’. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2553509/US-officials-four-letter-tirade-against-EU-Diplomat-caught-tape-letting-rip-discussing-Ukraine-crisis.html#ixzz2scOUvGS3
“F**k The EU” – US State Department Blasts Europe; Revealed As Alleged Mastermind Behind Ukraine Unrest
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/06/2014
A leaked recording of a telephone conversation allegedly between US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt discussing who should be in Ukraine’s next government has, according to The FT, threatened to fuel east-west tensions over the troubled nation’s future. In apparent frustration with the EU – which has failed to join the US in threatening sanctions against Ukraine’s leaders if they violently crush the protests – the voice resembling Ms Nuland at one point exclaims “Fuck the EU”. As the two US diplomats decide whether “Klitsch” or “Yats” should be ‘in’ or ‘out’, listeners will be reminded (uncomfortably) that the governments of Ukraine and Russia previously alleged that the protests are being funded and orchestrated by the US.
The authenticity of the recording has not been confirmed (though comparisons to Nuland’s recent media appearances provide some confidence) – the FT reported that the US embassy in Kiev declined to comment, which is a tacit admission: if the clip was a fake, the US would immediately make it clear.
Needless to say, as the FT adds, “[this clip] could also bolster a propaganda campaign by the governments of Ukraine and Russia alleging that the protests that erupted against Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich last November are being funded and orchestrated by the US.” Its release ahead of the day the Sochi Olympics start is also somewhat disturbing.
An excerpt on the US meddling…
“I think Yats [Yatsenyuk] is the guy who’s got the economic experience, the governing experience,” Nuland says. “What he needs is Klitsch [Klitschko] and [Oleh] Tyahnybok on the outside. He needs to be talking to them four times a week, you know. I just think Klitsch going in, he’s going to be at that level, working for Yatsenyuk, it’s just not going to work.”
“Let me work on Klitschko,” he can be heard saying, “and I think we should get a Western personality to come out here (to Ukraine) and midwife this thing.”
The controversial alleged Nuland “Fuck The EU” clip… (the discussion of the EU and UN involvement begins around 2:50)
And for comparison’s sake – Nuland last month delivering a statement on the
situation in Ukraine…
In a clip posted on YouTube, voices resembling those of Victoria Nuland, a US assistant secretary of state, and Geoffrey Pyatt, ambassador to Ukraine, are heard talking by telephone about how to resolve the stand-off in Kiev after two months of anti-government protests.
In apparent frustration with the EU – which has failed to join the US in threatening sanctions against Ukraine’s leaders if they violently crush the protests – the voice resembling Ms Nuland at one point exclaims “F**k the EU”.
The two voices suggest Arseny Yatseniuk, the opposition leader and a former foreign minister, should be in a new government in Kiev. But Vitali Klitschko, a former heavyweight boxer and identified as “top dog” among opposition leaders, is also described as inexperienced and needing to “do his political homework”.
The voice resembling Ms Nuland refers to the two men as “Yats” and “Klitsch”.
It could also bolster a propaganda campaign by the governments of Ukraine and Russia alleging that the protests that erupted against Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich last November are being funded and orchestrated by the US.
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