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Thu Feb 6, 2014, 07:04 PM

Ukraine Crisis: Leaked Phone Call Embarrasses US

The BBC's Mark Mardell: "Some will delight that American frankness has been caught on tape"

An apparently hacked phone conversation during which a senior US diplomat disparages the EU over the Ukraine crisis has been posted online.

A voice resembling that of Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland reportedly refers to the EU using a graphic swear word.

The US said Ms Nuland had "apologised for these reported comments".

The audio also reveals a frank exchange about America's strategy on how to work with Ukraine's main opposition leaders.

The tape appeared on YouTube after Russia had accused Washington of meddling in Ukraine.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26072281

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TwilightGardener Feb 2014 #1

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Thu Feb 6, 2014, 07:15 PM

1. How is it, in this day and age, that they can't have secure communications?

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