Regarding the Feb. 8 news article “Outraged Germans take to Twitter over U.S. diplomat’s gaffe”:

There is only one right response to diplomat Victoria Nuland’s gratuitously stupid and insulting comments about the European Union’s efforts to ameliorate Ukraine’s upheaval. Secretary of State John F. Kerry should call her with a single, simple message: “I accept your resignation.”

David Passage, Washington

The writer is a former U.S. ambassador and State Department spokesman.