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Speech by Ambassador Samantha Power, the US representative to the UN, to the Ukrainian people, to support the important reforms of the Ukrainian government in the face of continuing Russian aggression. October Palace, Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, June 11, 2015 (Photo by Danil Shamkin/NurPhoto) (Sipa via AP Images)

Speech by Ambassador Samantha Power, the US representative to the UN, to the Ukrainian people, to support the important reforms of the Ukrainian government in the face of continuing Russian aggression. October Palace, Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, June 11, 2015 (Photo by Danil Shamkin/NurPhoto) (Sipa via AP Images)

The White House and the Complicit Media spent the weekend downplaying or outright ignoring the biggest and most serious intelligence failure in history, but at least Samantha Power went to Kyiv to give “a pep talk of sorts” to Ukraine.

No, seriously:

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, pledged support to Ukraine and delivered a pep talk of sorts that encouraged Ukrainians to “demand change.”

“America is clear-eyed when it comes to seeing the truth about Russia’s destabilizing” actions in Ukraine, she said, adding that U.S. support for Ukrainians is “unwavering.”

If Russia “continues to violate the rules upon which international peace and security” stands,” Power said, then the United States will “raise the costs on Russia” and “rally other countries to do the same.”

“Their silence in the face of Russian aggression will not placate Moscow,” she said. “It will only embolden it.”

“Clear-eyed.”

“Raise the costs.”

“Rally.”

“Demand change.”

If only the French had thought to demand change from Hitler in ’39.