When Victoria Nuland, the US secretary of state, was questioned in the Senate this month about whether Ukraine had biological weapons, she said that laboratories in the country had materials that could be dangerous if they fell. into Russian hands. Jack Posobiec, a far-right commentator, hinted on the March 9 podcast that Ms Nuland’s response bolsters the conspiracy theory.
“People need to be clear about what’s going on in those labs, because I assure you the Russians are about to give them,” said Mr Posobiec, who did not return calls seeking comment. all of that on the world stage.
Russian officials also seized on Nuland’s comments. “Anxious reaction confirms that Russia’s accusations are well-founded,” the country’s official account for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted on Twitter.
In addition to the biological weapons conspiracy theory, Joseph Jordan, a white nationalist podcaster who goes by the pen name Eric Striker, echoed Russian claims that a pregnant woman was injured in a bombing at a hospital Ukrainian maternity was fake injured. In his Telegram channel, Mr Jordan told his 15,000 followers that the hospital photos were “staged”. He did not respond to a request for comment.
Some Russians have publicly commented on what appears to be common ground with far-right Americans. Last week, on the Russian state-backed news program “60 Minutes,” unrelated to CBS’s show of the same name, the host, Olga Skabeeva, addressed strengthening the ties of the land. water with Mr. Carlson.
“Our acquaintance, Fox News host Tucker Carlson, clearly has his own interests,” she said. speak, which aired several clips of Mr. Carlson’s program, where he argued that the United States had fueled the conflict in Ukraine. “But lately, more and more often, they’re attuned to our own.”