‘F**k the EU,’ frustrated U.S. officials exclaim in alleged leaked phone call

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State candidly discuss Ukraine situation in eye-opening leaked audio
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(PR NewsChannel) / February 6, 2014 / WASHINGTON 

The “Kyiv Post,” released a report earlier this week detailing a phone conversation between voices closely resembling U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in which both people share negative feelings towards the European Union’s efforts regarding Ukraine.

The conversation, posted to YouTube on Feb. 4, involves the two individuals candidly discussing the roles of Ukrainian opposition leaders, the United Nations and frustration over the inaction and indecision of the European Union in helping to solve Ukraine’s political crisis.

“And you know, f**k the EU,” is mentioned by the voice resembling Nuland.

The discussion is in regards to the roles of Ukraine’s opposition leaders. The man who sounds like Pyatt, refers to Vitali Klitschko as the “top dog” among the opposition leaders, however further conversation implies that the former world heavyweight champion boxer is too inexperienced to hold a top government position.

“The Klitschko piece is obviously the complicated electron here,” Pyatt allegedly told Nuland, as reported by the “Kyiv Post.” “Especially the announcement of him as deputy prime minister. And you’ve seen some of my notes on the troubles in the marriage (of opposition leaders) right now. So we’re trying to get a read really fast on where he is with this stuff. But I think your argument to him, which I think you’ll need to make… is exactly the one you made to Yats (Yatseniuk), and I’m glad you kind of put him on the spot in where he fits in with this scenario. And I’m very glad he said what he said in response.”

When the voice that is allegedly Nuland adds that Klitschko should not be given a role in government and that she doesn’t “think it’s a good idea,” the voice resembling Pyatt readily agrees.

“Yeah… I guess… in terms of him not going into the government, just let him sort of stay out and do his political homework and stuff,” Pyatt allegedly says.

Following discussions on the various opposition leaders, the phone call moves on to the European pressure, or lack thereof, put on Yanukovych.

During the conversation the voice that is allegedly Nuland explains that she has spoken to the United Nations and has received word that Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. Secretary General, has agreed to send an official to Ukraine to “help glue this thing and to have the U.N. glue it.”

“And you know, f**k the EU,” Nuland allegedly adds.

“Exactly,” replies the voice resembling Pyatt. “And I think we got to do something to make it stick together, because you can be sure that if it does start to gain altitude the Russians will be working behind the scenes to torpedo it. Let me work on Klitschko, and I think we should get a Western personality to come out here and midwife this thing.”

Following Pyatt’s statement, Nuland assures Pyatt that she can get U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden to make a call, seemingly to Yanukovych, “for an at-ta-boy and to get the deeds to stick.”

Biden has reportedly talked to Yanukovych by phone at least four times in the last month.

Although the “Kyiv Post” couldn’t verify the authenticity of the candid conversation, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said that Nuland might address the issue during a press conference in Kyiv on Feb. 7.

In the meantime, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney commented on the topic during the White House press briefing on Feb. 6.

“I think that Assistant Secretary Nuland has been in contact with her EU counterparts, and relations with the EU are stronger than ever,” Carney said. “And there’s no question that we are working, Assistant Secretary Nuland, who has a lot of experience in this area, and our ambassador in Ukraine, with the opposition and with the government, to try to help de-escalate the crisis.”

Carney added that “it’s certainly no secret that our ambassador and assistant secretary have been working with the government of Ukraine, with the opposition, with business and civil society leaders to support their efforts to find a peaceful solution through dialogue and political and economic reform.”

As to who leaked the phone conversation Carney suggests that it was the work of the Russians saying, “The video was first noted and tweeted out by the Russian government, I think it says something about Russia’s role.”

Direct link:  https://prnewschannel.com/2014/02/06/fk-the-eu-frustrated-u-s-officials-exclaim-in-alleged-leaked-phone-call/

SOURCE:  Religious Association for Equality for All

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