On November 11, former Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schröder was put on the “Purgatory” section of “Myrotvorets” database.
“The assault at the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The manipulation of socially significant information. Anti-Ukrainian propaganda. An attempt of the legalization of the seizure of Ukrainian Crimea by the Russian occupants, justification of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine,” Myrotvorets said.
According to the spokesperson of German Foreign Office, the foreign policy department will officially respond to the appearance of Schröder on the list of Myrotvorets website. The Foreign Office condemns including of Schröder on the list.
Earlier the German office insisted that the Ukrainian government should assume measures on the closing of “Myrotvorets” and German Foreign Ministry “will do it now.” Then Kyiv answered that the website works at the server situated outside the country. Pavlo Klimkin, Foreign Minister of Ukraine, claimed that it is important to impose sanctions against those who promote the projects of Putin abroad, particularly Gerhard Schröder, the most important lobbyist of Putin in the world.
Schröder left the post of the chancellor in 2005 and became the chairman of the supervisory board of Nord Stream project. Later the politician headed the supervisory board of Nord Stream-2 and Rosneft Company.
Myrotvorets purports to reveal personal data of people who are considered to be "enemies of Ukraine," or, as the website itself states, "whose actions have signs of crimes against the national security of Ukraine, peace, human security, and the international law." It includes personal information of politicians (including Batkivshchyna leader and president's candidate Yulia Tymoshenko, Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia and governor of Odesa region, and Nadia Savchenko, former political prisoner held by Kremlin), journalists, artists, etc. Numerous journalists believe that the publication of their personal details on the Myrotvorets website is a violation of their constitutional rights.