RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Maybe you have never heard of the website of NGO Myrotvorets.center. The NGO was created in 2015, just a year after the Maidan protesters took power in Kiev, by Ukrainian government officials to publish thousands of people’s names and personal data considered “enemies of Ukraine.”
This site (whose name means “peacekeepers”) is allegedly managed by the Ukrainian Security Service and the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs officials.
It is thus effectively a death list for politicians, journalists, entrepreneurs, and other public figures who have been “cleared for firing”.
Now the names of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Croatia’s President Zoran Milanovic have been added. A move that could practically be seen as an unofficial declaration of war by Ukraine on the countries of Hungary and Croatia and, by extension, on NATO and the European Union.
After all, observers confirm that being on this list must be understood as a call for murder against high-ranking government or state politicians – and this by official Ukrainian government representatives. But so far, there has been no criticism of it by EU or NATO representatives, nor any consequences by these alliances of states.
“ACCOMPLICES OF RUSSIAN WAR CRIMINALS”
Viktor Orban, for example, is listed on the site as an “accomplice of Russian war criminals,” an “accomplice in the crimes of the Russian authorities against Ukraine and its citizens,” for his “participation in humanitarian aggression against Ukraine,” an “anti-Ukrainian propagandist,” and for his general “cooperation with the Russian aggressor.”
Orban’s specific “crimes” include his refusal to allow weapons destined for Ukraine to pass through his country’s territory and his refusal to reject Russian gas supplies, even in the long term.
The prime minister’s willingness to pay for Russian gas in rubles is also mentioned. The website also recalled Orban’s April 4 statement about the forces Hungary faces to remain independent, ranging from the local opposition to “the bureaucrats in Brussels, money, and institutes of the Soros empire, international media, and the Ukrainian president.”
Finally, the website refers to Orban’s demands that Kiev’s post-2014 authorities respect the large ethnic Hungarian community in western Ukraine and grant greater autonomy to the residents of Zakarpattia.
Croatia’s President Zoran Milanovic is listed as an “accomplice of Russian invaders” for his alleged “humanitarian aggression against Ukraine,” “spreading Kremlin propaganda,” and so-called “support and justification of Russian aggression against Ukraine.”
The site recalls Milanovic’s Feb. 2, 2022, remarks that Russia must be “a factor” in the “equation” of pan-European stability and his rejection of Ukraine’s NATO accession.
The Croatian president had recently announced at an event in Vukovar that he would veto the invitation of Sweden and Finland to the NATO summit and implement a patriotic policy for his country.
LIST PUBLISHES PERSONAL INFORMATION – REPORTS OF DEATH THREATS
In 2015, the website began publishing personal information of Russian military personnel involved in the anti-terror operation in Syria.
The then adviser to the Ministry of Interior, Anton Gerashchenko, publicly called on the “Islamic State” to “deal” with Russian troops according to Sharia law.
In 2016, Myrotvorets possessed detailed personal data on some 5,000 Ukrainian, Russian, and Western journalists who had worked in the Donbass.
The leaked records included detailed personal information such as phone numbers and addresses, and many of the journalists reported threats against their lives.
Orban is not the first Hungarian to be added to the Myrotvorets list. In 2018, the website listed more than 300 ethnic Hungarian residents from Zakarpattia who had “illegally” acquired Hungarian citizenship (Ukraine does not allow dual citizenship, but much of the country’s political and business elite holds two or more citizenships).
In October 2018, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto criticized the website and the Ukrainian government, claiming that authorities in Kyiv were using the website as part of a “hate campaign” in a desperate attempt to boost then-President Petro Poroshenko’s declining approval ratings.