Nuland, Ashton, “Klitsch”, “Yats” and…Oleh Tyahnybok?

11 March 2014 — China Matters

Pepe Escobar put me onto these pictures, both taken a few weeks before the new ruling troika’s accession to power in late February.  Victoria Nuland in the first, Baroness Ashton in the other.  Pretty clear from these formal portraits that a formal anointment by the US and the West was underway.  The three are Yarsenyi Yatsenyuk, Vitali Klitschko, and Oleh Tyahnybok. Continue reading

US regime-change operation in Ukraine exposed in leaked diplomatic phone call By Patrick O’Connor

7 February 2014 — WSWS

A leaked phone conversation between Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and Geoffrey Pyatt, the US ambassador to Ukraine, has exposed the anti-democratic and colonialist character of the Obama administration’s intervention in the former Soviet republic.

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EU and Washington step up pressure on Ukraine By Peter Schwarz

4 February 2014 — WSWS

The European Union and the US used last weekend’s Munich Security Conference to massively step up pressure on Ukraine. They are seeking to install a technocratic government pledged to implement harsh economic reforms drafted by the International Monetary Fund, change the constitution, curtail the power of the president and bring the opposition into power. Continue reading