Assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland rigidly promotes the idea of supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine, but the Europeans and the White house don't share her enthusiasm, American writes printed illustrated edition.
most on Capitol hill are expressing explicit approval policy Nuland. But there is one place that Nuland was much more mixed feelings: it is Europe, the continent where it is in the nature of his work required to forge strong and trusting relationships, stresses the magazine." Some believe That assertiveness Nuland is just breaking over the edge and is excessive, at least for a muted diplomatic atmosphere in the European Union ", - says senior researcher of the School of advanced international studies at the University of Johns Hopkins, Federiga Bindi. In conversation Foreign Policy European colleagues Nuland called " arrogant ", " direct ", " assertive ", " sharp ", "rude" and from time to time " undiplomatic ". But they also pay attention That their dissatisfaction with this American diplomat caused a real political differences, for example, its desire to supply weapons to Ukraine. Despite the modest post of assistant Secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs Nuland many years is an important player in American foreign policy, working on the neo-conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats. For this reason it is very important diplomat, which must be observed.
But first she had to cross a whole minefield of issues in his current position. Complaints of Europeans on the style of diplomatic work Nuland sincere and widespread, however, it should be noted That she is now extremely weak card. In the EU a lot of people think Nuland, the leading proponent of the supply of weapons to Kiev, against which very quickly mind the Germans, Hungarians, Italians and Greeks, who fear the extension of the conflict with Moscow.
The white house also opposed providing lethal military aid to Kiev. White house strategy consists in uniting Europe against Russia through a number of punitive, But not military measures. As for punishment, here the European leaders are much less enthusiastic than the United States because their countries have maintained long-standing and profitable relationships with Russian companies. Due to the sanctions policy of the French agricultural exports and Italian travel industry has already lost a lot of money.