Leaked Audio Depicts U.S. Diplomat Cursing E.U.

Americans pointed the finger at Russia for the leak

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A newly disclosed audio recording purportedly depicts a conversation between two American diplomats, in which one curses the European Union as they discuss how to handle turmoil in Ukraine.

American officials were quick to suggest a Russian role in the apparent leak, which came as Russia is engaged in a tug of war with the E.U. and the United States for influence over Ukraine. The audio recording, incorporated into a video with Russian subtitles and posted on YouTube Tuesday, appears to be a conversation between the top U.S. diplomat for Europe, Victoria Nuland, and the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, discussing how to resolve the ongoing standoff between the Ukraine government and protesters camped out in the streets.

At one point, the voice apparently belonging to Nuland suggests that United Nations efforts should take precedence over the E.U. position, adding, “f–k the E.U.”

An aide to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin shared the clip on Twitter Wednesday before it had gained widespread notice. “Sort of controversial judgment from Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland speaking about the EU,” he wrote.

“I would say that since the video was first noted and tweeted out by the Russian government, I think it says something about Russia’s role,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday. He didn’t comment on the authenticity of the recording, which has yet to be independently confirmed.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that if the Russians were responsible for bugging and leaking the conversation, it would be “a new low in Russian tradecraft.”

Psaki also said Nuland had apologized to her E.U. counterparts for her comments, the AP reports. When asked if the video was authentic, Psaki said: “I didn’t say it was inauthentic.”

5 comments
MahatmaGandhi
MahatmaGandhi

One can apologize for a mistake or for harm did to others, which one sincerely regrets.One cannot apologize for one's miserable character. That is an inseparable part of this base woman's nature; she was born with it and she will die with it. One cannot pretend that a hyena which is wagging its tail became an innocent lamb. She should not have been where she is, and the fact that she is, tells a lot about Mr. Obama's character and moral values. She should have been fired on the spot if her superiors were honorable and dignified people, which is not the case with Obama&Co. One needs a Jewish impudence and insolence to continue to appear in public and brazen out the very people whom this despicable creature cursed.

Yes, Mr. Noah.

FredericBrunei
FredericBrunei

Once again, the US administration is taken with the panties down.


When will they ever learn ?

billorights
billorights

Once agains, Putin hands the Jr. marxist (little 'm') Community Organizer his rump.

Why not stop trying to geopolitically and economically encircle Russia and its interests?

In the game of Globalists vs. Nationalists, Putin is sodomizing the Globalists and then eating them for breakfast.

Hope he goes after the al-Thanis as well.

alpha444
alpha444

Vicoria Nuland...to be expected from one of Hillary's top assistants. Her use of the F word fits with Hillary also.