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US's Nuland apologizes for 'f..k EU' comment in conversation on Ukrainian opposition

7 February 2014, 10:49

Spokesperson for the US Department of State Jen Psaki has stated that Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland had apologized to her European counterparts for a rude statement in their address issued in the course of a conversation with the US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.

Nuland found herself implicated in the scandal after she was heard using swear words during a discussion of the events in Ukraine.

The supposed telephone conversation between Nuland and the US Ambassador in Kiev Jeffrey Payet was intercepted and posted on YouTube, RT informs. The four-minute audio recording entitled 'Puppets of Maidan' was published by user Re Post. According to RT, the recording was released by the security service of Ukraine.

According to Psaki, Victoria Nuland 'contacted her counterparts in the EU and, of course, apologized for the above mentioned comment.'

In the telephone conversation with US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland was discussing which one of the Ukrainian oppositionists should be appointed to the new government. Nuland, in particular, was opposed to leader of 'Udar' (Blow) Vitali Klitschko's entering the government and supported the candidacy of Arseniy Yatseniuk from 'Batkivshchyna' (Fatherland), to the post of Prime Minister. In this same conversation Nuland obscenely spoke about the European Union and expressed hope that the UN will help the United States to 'teach a lesson to the EU.' The officials also discussed the need to 'seal the deal' in Ukraine as soon as possible so Russia does not benefit.

When the conversation turned to the topic of the European Union, the woman who was taken for Nuland began to use foul language. The participant of the conversation reported that one of the experts of the Department of State on Ukraine, Jeff Feltman, had allegedly persuaded UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon into sending his special envoy, Robert Serry, to Kiev. 'So, that would be great, I think, to help glue this thing and have the UN help glue it and … the EU,' she said. At this point she used a swear word 'F*** the ЕU'.

Voice of Russia, RT,

Source: USs-Nuland-apologizes-for-f-k-EU-comment-in- conversation-on-Ukrainian-opposition-4717/

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