March 2, 2014
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."