It's incredibly hypocritical to say you support Ukraine's "sovereignty, self determination and freedom" when your presidency was responsible for a coup that deposed an elected president in Ukraine?
"The most critical events that have been airbrushed out of the West's political narrative are the violation of agreements made by Western leaders at the end of the Cold War not to expand NATO into Eastern Europe, and the U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Western mainstream media accounts date the crisis in Ukraine back to Russia's 2014 reintegration of Crimea, and the decision by ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine to secede from Ukraine as the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics.
But these were not unprovoked actions. They were responses to the U.S.-backed coup, in which an armed mob led by the neo-Nazi Right Sector militia stormed the Ukrainian parliament, forcing elected President Viktor Yanukovych and members of his party to flee for their lives. After the events of Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, that scenario should now be easier for Americans to understand.
The remaining members of parliament voted to form a new government, subverting the political transition and plans for a new election that Yanukovych had publicly agreed to a day earlier, after meetings with the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Poland.
The U.S. role in managing the coup was exposed by a leaked 2014 audio recording of a conversation between Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt as they planned to sideline the European Union ("Fuck the EU," as Nuland put it) and shoehorn in U.S. protégé Arseniy Yatsenyuk ("Yats") as Ukraine's prime minister.
At the end of the call, Pyatt told Nuland, "We want to try to get somebody with an international personality to come out here and help to midwife this thing."
Nuland replied (verbatim): "So on that piece, Geoff, when I wrote the note, [Biden's national security advisor Jake] Sullivan's come back to me VFR [very quickly?], saying you need [Vice President] Biden and I said probably tomorrow for an attaboy and to get the deets to stick. So Biden's willing."
It has never been explained why two senior State Department officials who were discussing a regime change in Ukraine looked to then-Vice President Biden to "midwife this thing," instead of their actual boss, Secretary of State John Kerry.
Now that the crisis over Ukraine has blown up with a vengeance during Biden's first year as president, the unanswered questions about his role in the 2014 coup have become more urgent and troubling. And why did Biden appoint Nuland to the No. 4 position at the State Department, despite (or because of?) her critical role in triggering the disintegration of Ukraine and an eight-year- civil war that has killed at least 14,000 people?"