Hungary's Orban added to pro-kiev database blacklist

Hungary's Orban added to pro-kiev database blacklist

Prime Minister of EU state labeled an accomplice of Russian war criminals Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been added to the notorious online database pro-Kiev activists use to blacklist people they consider enemies of Ukraine.

In 2014, the Mirotvorets Peacemaker website was created to be a public database of pro-Russian terrorists, separatists, mercenaries, war criminals, and murderers. It contains links to social media accounts and personal information, such as home addresses, phones, and emails.

Orban is listed as an accomplice of Russian war criminals and an anti-Ukrainian propagandist. The Hungarian PM has refused to back an embargo on Russian oil and gas, according to the website. He also broke ranks in the EU by refusing to send weapons to Ukraine or allow the transit of foreign weapons to Kiev through his country's territory.

Orban, who won re-election last month, has built his campaign around promises to keep Budapest out of the Russian-Ukraine conflict and named Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky one of his opponents in a victory speech. Zelensky singled out Hungary in a video chat with the European Council in March. You have to decide for yourself whose side you are on Listen, Viktor, do you know what is going on in Mariupol? Zelensky said something.

In 2015, the Mirotvorets project gained notoriety when writer and historian Oles Buzina and politician Oleg Kalashnikov were assassinated in Ukraine after their profiles appeared on the website.

In 2016, EU officials and journalists accused Mirotvorets of leaking data on more than 4,000 media staff members and accusing them of collapsing with terrorists for reporting from eastern Ukraine.

The website has blacklisted several Europeans, including former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger.

In late February, Russia attacked Ukraine after 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. The German and French Minsk Protocol was designed to give the breakaway regions special status within the Ukrainian state.

The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was unprovoked and has denied that it was planning to retake the two republics by force.