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Victoria Nuland, a prominent critic of Russia, will be resigning from her position as under secretary of state for political affairs, the third-highest position at the State Department, as announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday.

Her departure follows the Russian invasion of Ukraine two years ago and losing the deputy secretary of state role to diplomat Kurt Campbell. Nuland had been serving in an acting capacity for seven months.

Blinken said in a statement:

“Victoria Nuland has let me know that she intends to step down in the coming weeks as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs — a role in which she has personified President Biden’s commitment to put diplomacy back at the center of our foreign policy and revitalize America’s global leadership at a crucial time for our nation and the world.”

He specifically noted her work on Ukraine.

“Her efforts have been indispensable to confronting Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, marshaling a global coalition to ensure his strategic failure, and helping Ukraine work toward the day when it will be able to stand strongly on its own feet — democratically, economically, and militarily.”

Blinken stated that he and President Joe Biden have requested John Bass, who previously served as the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan during Biden’s flawed and deadly withdrawal, to temporarily assume Nuland’s position until her replacement is confirmed.

As per the New York Times, certain analysts interpreted Campbell’s promotion over Nuland as an indication that Biden and Blinken regarded the U.S. relationship with China as a higher priority compared to Ukraine. Nuland faced strong opposition from the Russian government due to her support for Ukraine’s pro-Western and anti-Russia stance. Her aggressive stance towards Russia also garnered criticism from those skeptical of U.S. foreign interventionism.

The American Conservative magazine wrote:

“Nuland was a combative liberal hawk during her time in government, and she was consistently one of the most aggressive proponents of U.S. backing for Ukraine and NATO expansion. Her career sometimes exemplified the heedless and arrogant foreign policy worldview that she championed.

“She was the Principal Deputy National Security Advisor to then-Vice President Dick Cheney during the first two years of the Iraq war, and then served as U.S. NATO ambassador in Brussels during Bush’s second term. Nuland was an early cheerleader for Ukrainian membership in the alliance. She reportedly advised the Ukrainian government at the time to launch an information campaign to “dispel the image of NATO as a ‘four-letter word.’”

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“As the U.S. representative at NATO at the 2008 Bucharest summit, she pressed allies to grant Membership Action Plans (MAPs) to Ukraine and Georgia. When the German and French governments balked at that idea, she was involved in the blunder in which the alliance promised that Ukraine and Georgia would one day be admitted to NATO. The promise at Bucharest contributed to the August war later that year between Russia and Georgia, and it laid the foundation for the later tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

“In her role as Assistant Secretary of State for Europe under Obama, Nuland was involved in meddling in Ukrainian affairs during the Maidan protests. She was captured in news photographs during those demonstrations in Kyiv handing sandwiches to the protesters who later helped oust the elected Yanukovych government.”

Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted on X about the Ukraine War: “Nobody is pushing this war more than Nuland.”

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