Tulsi Gabbard and Rand Paul placed on Ukraine’s list of Russian propagandists

Kentucky senator Rand Paul and former Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard have been listed by Ukraine among a number of American politicians, academics and activists who Kyiv says promoted “propaganda Russian”.

The list was compiled by the Ukrainian Center for Combating Disinformation, founded in 2021 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to study the impact of Russian disinformation. The center is part of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

The list – which also includes retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, military strategist Edward Luttwak, political scientist John Mearsheimer and journalist Glenn Greenwald – does not explain what the consequences are for those Ukraine considers clearly as responsible for promoting the Kremlin line. But he offers explanations for listing.

In April, Paul said President Joe Biden pushed Russia to invade his neighbor by advocating Ukraine’s entry into NATO