US State Department Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland (R) and US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt (L) arrive to hold a press conference at the US Embassy in Kiev on February 7, 2014. Washington's top diplomat in Europe on February 7 refused to comment on a leaked phone conversation in which she used the f-word in regards to the EU's handling of the Ukraine crisis. AFP PHOTO MARTIN BUREAU
Edward Snowden, call your minder. Russia’s secret services are intercepting telephone conversations of American diplomats and putting the juiciest bits on the Internet. Surely the best-known privacy advocate in Moscow will protest.