A bugged telephone conversation between the top US diplomat for Europe, Victoria Nuland, and the US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt was made public via YouTube.
Nuland suggests that the EU’s position should be ignored after she reportedly tells Mr Pyatt that Ban Ki-Moon, the UN secretary-general, is going to appoint Robert Serry, the former Dutch ambassador to Kiev as his representative in Ukraine.
“That would be great I think to help glue this thing and have the UN glue it and you know, Fuck the EU.”
The video is titled the “Marionettes of Maidan” in Russian. Maidan is the name of the main square in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, which has become the centre of opposition protests.
“So I don’t think Klitsch (Former Heavyweight World Champion Vladimir Klitschko) should go into the government,” she said in the recording, which appeared to describe events that occurred in late January. “I don’t think it’s necessary. I don’t think it’s a good idea”
Pyatt replies with his thoughts on who they should have on the inside and in opposition and confirms that Nuland will explain to Klitschko why he will remain outside of government.
American response to the leaked conversation has been not to admit it is authentic but to criticize Russia for ‘Tradecraft’ (spying). A case of the dog calling the cat hairy arse there as the NSA have bugged everyone’s phone and email for the last ten years at least.