The Ukrainian government has published a blacklist of politicians, pundits and intellectuals whom it accuses of promoting "narratives consonant with Russian propaganda." Some of those on the list - including the former chief of India's security - responded with confusion and mockery.
The list was published earlier this month by the 'Center for Countering Disinformation' (CCD), a department of the Ukrainian National Security Council set up last year by President Vladimir Zelensky. Since the launch of Russia's military operation in Ukraine in February, the CCD has published regular reports analyzing coverage of the conflict in the world's media.
Among more than 75 names on the list is PS Raghavan, the former Head of India's National Security Council. Raghavan, who also served as India's ambassador to Russia from 2014 to 2016, is named on the list for suggesting that "Ukraine against Russia is like NATO against Russia."