About publication of this discussion that was leaked, supposedly by the Russians:
Which discussion, naturally, pissed off some Euroheads in a major way.
Germany's Angela Merkel has said a US official's apparent insult of the EU's efforts to mediate in the Ukraine crisis is "totally unacceptable"."Totally unacceptable" in diplomatic lingo means an equivalent of "if I had a nuke handy, you would have gotten it".
Just to make sure we are on the same page: the bone of contention currently is the way to deal with Ukrainian crisis: State Department prefer going the UN route and EU prefer, of course, going EU way. Should one venture an opinion which of the two ways is more impotent, ineffectual and time wasting? Nah...
If I may offer a third, more objective, opinion of an outsider: the same people who allegedly leaked the "fuck EU" thing and are currently rolling on the floor laughing at the bickering parties are the ones who will eventually decide how and when the Kiev thing is settled.
And the well wishing dilettantes may continue the bickering meanwhile.
More about impotence, thanks to Peter.