Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, earlier this year wrote a lying letter to Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), in which she asserted, for the record, that there was no reason to be concerned about vociferous anti-Semtism and neo-nazism in the parties that the Obama administration was backing in Ukraine.
The Svoboda party in particular, which was formerly the Social-Nationalist party, and a follower of the ideology of the pro-Hitler Stepan Bandera, are mending their ways, Nuland asserted in a Jan. 23, 2014 letter.
“Since entering the Ukrainian Parliament in October 2012, the Svoboda leadership has been clear with us [the Obama State Department] about their desire to take their party in a more moderate direction and to become a modern, European mainstream political party.”
Nuland was answering a Dec. 12, 2013 letter from Rep. Clark to Secretary of State John Kerry, in which the congresswoman expressed:
“my grave concern with the emergence and apparent institutionalization of the Svoboda Party in Ukraine. Svoboda espouses a belief system closely aligned with Neo-Nazism… Svoboda’s explicit anti-Semitism and endorsement of violence against ethnic minorities cannot be tolerated.”
Nuland’s duplicity is all the more revealing given that she was caught on tape just weeks later instructing U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt as to the composition of the next Ukraining government, including the assigned role for her friends in Svoboda, such as its leader Oleh Tyahnybok.