December 15, 2013

Western Diplomats Will Disappoint Ukraine

Simon Shuster, Time

The Associated Press

The hand of U.S. diplomacy swept down over Ukraine this week with an odd bit of American largesse – a plastic bag of bread. Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, bore the bag on Wednesday into the crowd of protesters camped out in the middle of the capital, Kiev. As her circle of body guards parted, Nuland held it out to an elderly demonstrator in a big blue parka. “Good to see you!” the diplomat chirped. “We’re here from America. Would you like some bread?” Smiling politely, the woman demurred, took a step backward and waved the generosity away.  

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