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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Leaked Ukraine recording reveals US exasperation with EU - FT.com

Leaked Ukraine recording reveals US exasperation with EU - FT.com:



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US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland greets
President Viktor Yanukovich of Ukraine in Kiev on Thursday
The White House pointed the finger at Moscow after leaked recordings of its top diplomats discussing Ukraine emerged on Thursday in an episode that threatens to embarrass Washington and inject fresh tension into already-strained relations with Russia.

In an audio 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”."



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