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US diplomat calls EU chat 'private'

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Washington's top diplomat in Europe on Friday 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. 

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych shakes hands with US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in Kiev on Thursday.

The United States is seeking to contain the damage after the embarrassing leak of a phone call in which Nuland allegedly used an obscenity while discussing the EU response to the Ukrainian crisis which has pitted Russia against the West.

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