So it is with sympathy, understanding and horror that many of us greeted the leak of a private telephone conversation between U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt. Aside from the question of who security services are bugging (probable answer: whoever they want) and who released the recording on Feb. 4, Nuland’s frustration with the European Union is shared by many in Ukraine’s political crisis.

The gap between the EU’s tough words and toothless actions is Grand Canyon-like.

Take the European Parliament’s resolution on Feb. 5:

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