Twitter accounts run by the Russian government are amplifying Lara Logan’s latest controversial comments.
Last week, Logan questioned reports that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a disaster for Russian President Vladimir Putin, appeared to suggest Ukraine’s entire military had been taken over by Nazis, said Russia was “not struggling” with its war and tried to link Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s previous career in the entertainment industry to the occult.
“I don’t buy it for a second, and I’ll be honest with you: I really think that there’s so much misinformation,” she told the Real America’s Voice platform of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
“We’ve never really seen anything like it. I mean, I’ve been covering wars now for 35 years and I have never seen people with their nails done in the Ukrainian flag. Right?” the former “60 Minutes” correspondent added. “I mean, we’re being corralled into this box where we either have to hate Vladimir Putin and believe everything evil that’s said about him, and love Ukraine, and there’s no in-between.”
“And that reminds me a lot of you’re either, you know, a white supremacist or you go with the Democrat narrative on everything under the sun,” Logan said.
Watch the full interview here:
Logan’s comments were widely decried in the U.S., but they were seized upon by Russia as propaganda. Alexander Alimov, Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, was among those who shared a clip of the interview online.
Emmy Award winner 🇺🇸journalist Lara Logan:
Western MSMs deliberately turn a blind eye to the facts of manifestations of Nazism in 🇺🇦. ‘You can find pictures of the Azov battalion, funded by US & NATO, online holding up the NATO flag and swastika’.
— Alexander Alimov (@A__Alimov) March 19, 2022
“The Azov battalion, which is founded by the United States and NATO has been killing civilians in eastern Ukraine” - News and Documentary Emmy Award-wining journalist Lara Logan spoke out about Ukraine, Nazism and the Western media. pic.twitter.com/m6LODHmFkF
— RussianMissionCoE (@CoE_Russia) March 20, 2022
— AmbRusSenegal (@AmbRusSenegal) March 20, 2022
— Russian Embassy in Ghana (@RusEmbGhanaEng) March 20, 2022
In November, Logan was sidelined from her show on Fox News’ streaming platform, Fox Nation, after likening Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, to infamous Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.