Reuters quotes Atlantic Council executive vice president Damon Wilson on Victoria Nuland’s efforts to change US policy toward Europe’s East and Russia:

Washington’s engagement accelerated after a November 2013 European summit at which Ukraine – along with Armenia – declined under heavy Russian pressure to sign association agreements with the European Union.

“That’s when you saw the Americans stepping up,” said Damon Wilson, executive vice president of the Washington-based Atlantic Council, and a former adviser on Europe to President George W. Bush.

Nuland, he said, “created U.S. policy really out of very little at the time.”

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