Diplomatic Fallout: Why Nuland, U.S. Prefer U.N. to EU in Ukraine

Foreign affairs specialists snickered last week as an unknown source released a recording of Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs at the U.S. State Department, saying, “F**k the EU.” Nuland used the expletive during a phone discussion of potential arrangements for overseeing a political transition in Ukraine, which has been in turmoil since its government rejected an economic deal with Brussels under Russian pressure last year.

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Feb 10, 2014
Richard Gowan
United Nations
Europe, United States