Well the version you 'would await' is wrong; so you'd probably have a long wait.
Inversion like this is used occasionally. It is to emphasize the comparison. 'A is Y. But more Y is B'. And Y-er still is C.' Especially when the thing compared is long (in this case 'a suggestion, repeated over the phone by an Estonian minister to EU foreign affairs chief Cathy Ashton, that the snipers who killed so many protesters in Kiev were cynical opposition plants') it makes the comparison stand out.
It can sound a bit precious, but here I think it's justified.
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