Avakov spoke in support of the “Peacemaker”

Аваков выступил в поддержку "Миротворца"

The Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov spoke in support of the site “Peacemaker”. The official wrote on his page in Facebook.

“Someone may have a different reason – and it’s your choice – cooperate with the occupation authorities? Register with Bezler and Girkin, who killed hundreds of the patriots – it’s your choice… But don’t hide this is your choice, accusing the guys from the site Peacekeeper. The volunteers Peacemaker made his own choice – to deal with the occupation authorities, and not to register them for work”, – said Avakov.

The interior Minister added: “it is Not about lists, it already open – don’t be naive. It raised about inadequate howling against the volunteer Peacemaker, carried out not one or two operations, mining for intelligence services of Ukraine a lot of important information”.

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Recall that the Ukrainian website “Peacemaker” on may 10 published the lists of journalists who received accreditation in the so-called “Donetsk people’s Republic” (“DPR”). In this registry were several thousand employees of both Ukrainian and international media (AFP, Al Jazeera, BBC, Reuters, France 24, Sky news, CNN, Xinhua, Associated Press, The Guardian and others). In total there are more than 4 thousand journalists made public their phone numbers, e-mail, and the period of stay in the occupied territories.

Later a number of journalists published a statement regarding the actions of the site “Peacemaker”. They demanded that we remove this information and reported that after the publication of personal data, some have already started to call and text with threats. In addition, they addressed to militiamen with a call to open criminal proceedings on the fact of violation of the law of Ukraine “On protection of personal data”.

The Prosecutor’s office already opened criminal proceedings under part 1 St. 171 criminal code of Ukraine (“Preventing of lawful professional activity of journalists”).

On Friday, may 13, on the website “Peacemaker”, it was reported that the resource terminates.