Drone Image of the U.S. Backed "Maidan Revolution', Kiev,
"Well, the United States has been trying to pry
Ukraine away from a close relationship with Russia. Assistant Secretary of State *Victoria Nuland said in December to a group of business leaders that the United States had invested $5 billion, she
said, in helping Ukraine achieve its European aspirations, that is, moving it away from Russia into the E.U. So, obviously, the United States has played a role in trying to achieve this antidemocratic transition. As much as they may call it democratic, overthrowing
an elected leader is on its face not democratic."
leaked phone conversation of the senior U.S. diplomat Victoria Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt surfaced online, that details some of the plotting of the US coup d'etat, of
the lawful 2014 Ukrainian President [Yanukovych]. The U.S. Government did not dispute the phone call's authenticity.
to avoid a worse conflict or a worse crisis [between the US & Russia] is what people really should be focused on, rather than trying to make hay out of being tough and swaggering, which is what we’re seeing in official Washington. ... So
a lot is in play here. And I think the neoconservatives who have been trying to stir this up, including Victoria Nuland, who is a *holdover at the State Department from the Bush years,
that the neocons want to achieve this idea of creating more pressure and more confrontation. They have achieved that. But I’m not sure it’s a good idea for the world or for the United States’ policies. ... "
(Robert Parry Interview given on 03/03/2014. Note: Perry was a well-known ivestigative journalist
broke many of the 'Iran-Contra" stories for the Assocoated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s.)