Victoria “Fuck the EU” Nuland, the former undersecretary of state for political affairs in the State Department got a promotion Monday to the acting second-in-command at the State Department.
The State Department said in a statement that Nuland will be replacing Deputy Secretary Wendy Sherman, who retired on Friday.
“Upon Wendy’s retirement, President Biden has asked Victoria Nuland to serve as Acting Deputy Secretary until our next Deputy Secretary is confirmed. We are fortunate to have someone with her experience, skill, and commitment to the Department take on this added responsibility,” the statement read.
Responsible Statecraft, which first reported on the new gig, wrote, “Nuland’s appointment will be a boon for Russia hawks who want to turn up the heat on the Kremlin. But, for those who favor a negotiated end to the conflict in Ukraine, a promotion for the notoriously ‘undiplomatic diplomat’ will be a bitter pill.”
Nuland is playing a key role in the U.S.’s response to the current crisis in Ukraine despite a controversial history that included orchestrating the overthrow of a democratically elected president in Ukraine that led to a civil war. (See “WWIII: VICTORIA ‘F-CK THE EU’ NULAND ADMITS THAT THE U.S. HAS BEEN HELPING UKRAINE PLAN FOR COUNTEROFFENSIVE” 30 May 2023, “U.S. UNDER SEC. VICTORIA ‘FUCK THE EU’ NULAND CALLS CRIMEA A LEGITIMATE TARGET FOR UKRAINE, ANGERS KREMLIN” 21 Feb 2023, and “VICTORIA “FUCK THE EU” NULAND WHO SPEARHEADED OVERTHROW OF DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE IN 2014, STILL IN POWER” 22 Feb 2022.)
Not one mainstream news outlet reported on Nuland’s appointment, but critics took to Twitter to voice their consternation.
Caitlin Johnstone, an independent journalist from Australia, tweeted, “Biden has promoted virulent Russia hawk Victoria Nuland second in command at the State Department and nominated virulent China hawk Charles Q Brown as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This administration is getting even more dominated by warmongers than it already was.”
Some users also tweeted a 2015 story from NPR titled, “The Mess That Nuland Made.”
Robert Parry, the late journalist, wrote, Nuland, who was the assistant secretary of state, engineered Ukraine’s ‘regime change’ in early 2014 without weighing the likely chaos and consequences.
“Now, as neo-Nazis turn their guns on the government, it’s hard to see how anyone can clean up the mess that Nuland made,” he wrote.
TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal published an article on 24 February 2015, titled, “RUSSIA, EU MAKE TRADE, NOT WAR,” that pointed to a troubling phone call that reportedly included Nuland, who was Obama’s assistant secretary of state for European Affairs, and Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador for Ukraine.
“In early February 2014, a recording was leaked of Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, Victoria Nuland, telling Geoffrey Pyatt, the US Ambassador to Ukraine, that the UN was on board to ‘help glue’ the plan to replace Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych with Arxeniy Yatsenyuk. ‘Yats is the guy,’ Nuland informed Pyatt who urged her to move quickly because ‘the Russians will be working behind the scenes to torpedo’ the deal.
“‘F#&* the EU!’ Nuland told Pyatt. ‘Exactly,’ he responded.
“Shortly thereafter, Yanukovych was overthrown and ‘Yats’ became president. Ukraine agreed to Nuland’s demands to make ‘a new deal with the IMF,’ which was ‘necessary for the long-term economic health of the country.’ Yet, the new Western-leaning Kyiv government did not represent the Russian-speaking Ukrainians in the east and south who had voted Yanukovych into office.
“One year later, Ukraine is racked by civil war and is in depression. The US and EU blame Russia for the destabilization because of its support of Ukrainian separatists. And as punishment, the US pushed the EU to impose trade sanctions against Russia. Russia retaliated with trade sanctions against Europe.”
Nuland’s call went viral at the time and the U.S. blamed Russians for tapping the line and Nuland kept her job despite criticism from world leaders like former German Chancellor Angela Merkle.
TREND FORECAST: Nuland’s appointment further solidifies our previous statements that peace is effectively banned in Washington and only war is allowed. It will be up to sober-minded leaders in Kyiv to break from the Biden administration if they have any desire for a future.