Former US diplomat Jim Jatras on Ukraine’s “Promoters of Russian Propaganda” list

Jim Jatras

Retired former US diplomat Jim Jatras has made it onto Ukraine’s “Speakers who promote narratives consonant with Russian propaganda” list.

Jim Jatras is a Washington, DC-based attorney, political analyst, and media & government affairs specialist that formerly served as a senior foreign policy adviser to the US Senate Republican leadership, and before that served as a diplomat in Mexico, the Office of Soviet Union affairs, and the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs.

The Ukrainian government website noted the reason for Jatras’ listing is for his rejection on the official narrative surrounding the Bucha massacre.

Responding to making it on the list, the Greek-American wrote: “Zelensky regime publishes helpful blacklist of truth-tellers on Ukraine! Here’s the honor roll. Good list to make sure YOU stay well-informed. If you’re not on it, try harder!”

The Bucha massacre was the alleged killing and abuse of Ukrainian civilians by Russian Armed Forces during the fight for and occupation of the Ukrainian city of Bucha amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Photos and videos of the massacre emerged on 1 April 2022 after Russian forces withdrew from the city, but Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the massacre a “fake attack” used against Russia, claiming it had been staged.

He said that Russian forces had left Bucha on 30 March while evidence of killings had emerged, according to him, four days later, following the arrival in Bucha of Ukrainian security service, and claimed that on 31 March Bucha’s Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk had released a video message stating that the Russian army had left the city without mentioning any locals shot in the streets.

On 6 May 2022, Amnesty International published the results of the investigation of the crime in their report. It concluded that Russian forces were guilty of unlawful attacks and willful killings of civilians in Bucha, Andriivka, Zdvyzhivka and Vorzel.

“I’d expected #FalseFlag to be chemical, per Syria, but Bucha might be a better ploy because it taps into reservoir of evil #Russians = evil Serbs. Even many who’ve wised up about lies behind Iraq, Libya, Syria still accept The Narrative about Bosnia and Kosovo,” the Greek-Australian former diplomat tweeted.

In another tweet, he wrote: “Meanwhile, Brandon & corporatemedia are picking up Bucha ball & running with it. It must be true! When have these folks ever lied to us? Oh wait…..”

In a third he tweeted: “We’ve been waiting for False Flag atrocity porn. #Chemical? biologicalweapons? Nuke? Dirtybomb? Empire Of Lies decided to go old school with massacre. #Srebrenica. #Raçak. Riddle me this, Batman. If #Russians want to murder civilians, why not just bomb/shell? #bucha #Ukraine.”

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