Zelensky’s Enemies List Targets Trump And Conservative Critics

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has sparked controversy with a new enemies list that includes former President Donald Trump and Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH). This list targets Americans opposing increased U.S. military and financial aid to Ukraine.

The report, titled “Roller Coaster: From Trumpists to Communists. The forces in the U.S. impeding aid to Ukraine and how they do it,” was published by a Ukrainian NGO trained by the U.S. State Department. Zelensky, who recently extended his presidency beyond his term by canceling elections, accuses these figures of spreading Russian propaganda.

However, the report provides no direct evidence linking these Americans to the Russian government. Instead, it claims their arguments against U.S. involvement echo Russian messages designed to prevent Ukraine from defending itself.

Included in the list are Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), former Congressman Ron Paul, and media figures like Tucker Carlson and Alex Jones. Left-wing groups like CODEPINK and websites such as antiwar.com and infowars.com are also named.

These individuals generally argue against further U.S. taxpayer spending on the Ukraine conflict, which they believe does not protect American interests. They emphasize that their opposition to U.S. aid does not equate to support for Russia’s military actions.

The fact that the list was created by an organization funded by the U.S. government has been widely criticized. Opponents argue it suppresses legitimate political debate and challenges the principles of democratic governance.

These developments highlight the growing tension between Zelensky’s administration and U.S. critics of his policies, raising questions about the appropriateness of such lists in international relations.