February 8, 2014
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul says he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Russia had taped a leaked phone call in which one U.S. official said to another “f–k the EU”
A recording of the phone call was posted on YouTube Thursday, and showed assistant secretary of State Victoria Nuland making the remark to U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.
Russia’s government first tweeted a link to the video — a sign that it may have been involved in recording and leaking it.
“We all know the capabilities of the Russian government, so I would not be surprised if that is what they did. What does surprise me is that it’s leaked and put on YouTube,” McFaul said in an interview with NBC News.
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