Head of EU state added to Ukraine’s ‘enemies list’ — Analysis
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was labeled an “accomplice of Russian war criminals”
Viktor Orban is the Hungarian Prime Minster. This has been made public in an online database pro Kiev activists used to blacklist anyone they considered enemies of Ukraine.
The Mirotvorets (‘Peacemaker’) website was created in 2014 as a public database of “pro-Russian terrorists, separatists, mercenaries, war criminals, and murderers.”This page contains links to social media accounts, as well personal information like home addresses and phones.
Orban’s name is “an accomplice of Russian war criminals,”An “anti-Ukrainian propagandist.”According to the website, Hungarian Prime Minister refused to support an embargo against Russian oil and gas. He refused to allow weapons transit through Hungarian territory to Ukraine and also disowned the EU.
Orban won his re-election campaign on the promise to protect his country from Russia-Ukraine conflicts. In a victory speech, he named Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian President, as one of his supporters “opponents.”
Zelensky mentioned Hungary to the European Council during a chat in March. “You must decide for yourself whose side you are on … Listen, Viktor, do you know what’s happening in Mariupol?” Zelensky said.
After their profile appeared on the website, Oles Buzina (historian and writer) and Oleg Kalashnikov (politician), became well-known for the Mirotvorets Project.
EU officials, journalist organizations and Mirotvorets were condemned by EU officials in 2016 for leaked data on over 4,000 journalists staff and accused of committing a crime. “collaborating with terrorists”Reporting from the eastern Ukraine
Over the years, several Europeans have been blocked by the site, including Gerhard Schroeder (former German chancellor) and Wolfgang Ischinger (former German diplomat).
Russia attacked Ukraine in late February, following Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Minsk Protocol (German and French-brokered) was created to grant the separatist regions special status within Ukraine.
Since then, the Kremlin demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and vow to never join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims that it planned to seize the two republics.
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