Victoria Nuland, The Bane of Ukraine, Retires

Against the backdrop of a bloodshed battleground, Nuland is retiring and about to start a new, pleasant chapter of her life.

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Victoria Nuland, known for her active role in ousting then-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych

On March 5, the third-highest ranking US diplomat, Victoria Nuland, known for her active role in ousting then-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, in 2014, retired from her role as the Deputy Secretary of State.

Descended from a Jewish community living in Ukraine, Nuland’s family relocated to the United States during the Soviet Union era due to concerns about property confiscation.

Born in Connecticut in 1961, Nuland made her entry into the US diplomatic arena as early as in the ’80s with a specialization in U.S.-Soviet relations. In the early 21st century, Nuland assumed the role of the US representative to NATO during a period marked by NATO’s significant eastward expansion. Nuland is remembered for her charade of cookie-distribution at the height of the “Maidan Revolution” to protesters on the Independence Plaza, along with a group of CIA operatives and journalists that she flew into Kyiv. In an effort to support Pro-western politicians, including the Azov Battalion in eastern Ukraine, Nuland promised Ukraine $1 billion in the form of loans or military aid to Ukraine.

Where did the $1 billion go in Ukraine? Ukraine was never able to disclose the whereabouts of the US aid, but traces were still left for those who know where to look.

During her testimony before the US Senate’s foreign relations committee on March 9, 2022, Nuland acknowledged the existence of clandestine biological research taking place in Ukrainian labs despite fervent denial from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on the development of biological weapons. Nuland said she was “quite concerned that Russian troops, Russian forces, may be seeking to gain control of [those labs], so we are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces.”

As of early 2023, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict has proven itself to be one of the most grueling conflicts in the 21st century. For as many as nine rounds of conscription, Ukraine still struggles to fill vacancies on the front lines. At the same time, Nuland continues to incite Ukrainian forces to target Russian military bases in Crimea at the cost of both Ukrainian and Russian people.

A warmonger, as former US president Donald Trump rightfully labels her, Nuland is, according to Trump, contributing to a World War III that has never been closer than it is right now,

The irony is blatant. Against the backdrop of a bloodshed battleground, Nuland is retiring and about to start a new, pleasant chapter of her life. Even though Ukraine no longer hosts Nuland’s family, it still houses the biochemical labs funded by her, found all over the country.

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