Pro-Poroshenko Myrotvorets asks Ukraine's Security Service to check if Zelensky's campaign funded by Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is believed that Myrotvorets database was re-sold to president Poroshenko's entourage to use this website in his campaigning
20:41, 9 April 2019

Presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky
Deutsche Welle

The SBU, the State Security Service of Ukraine, received the address from Myrotvorets database, initially designed to "fight against separatists," but soon transformed into an instrument for fighting president Poroshenko's rivals. Myrotvorets asks that the SBU consider possible funding of Volodymyr Zelensky's electoral campaign by Russian special services.

SBU promised to look into the case, as Olena Hitlyanska, the authority's spokeswoman said, being quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

In February 2019, Myrotvorets reported they received the notions about 'special services of the Russian aggressor and the terrorist organizations directly participating in the funding of the electoral campaign of President Volodymyr Zelensky'. The photocopy of the address was made public via Twitter.

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The address went to the SBU, the National Security, and Defense Council and the Ukrainian Parliament. The National Security and Defense Council said that within the current legal framework, it could not perform any investigation activity; so the materials were handed over to the SBU.

Myrotovorets is a Ukrainian website that reveals personal information of people who are considered to be "enemies of Ukraine." Myrotvorets is curated by the security and intelligence services of Ukraine. In April 2015, Myrotvorets published the home addresses of Ukrainian writer Oles Buzyna and former Verkhovna Rada parliamentarian Oleg Kalashnikov, just days before they were assassinated. On 2 June 2016, G7 ambassadors to Kyiv released a joint statement expressing deep concern about disclosures of journalists' personal data on the Myrotvorets website and called on the Myrotvorets team to withdraw personal data from public access.

Personal data of numerous international journalists, who came to Ukraine to reveal Donbas conflict, were published on Myrotvorets. "The New York based Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement denouncing the leak, which contains private information, including cell phone numbers and email addresses of around 4,500 journalists from across the world. Some of those in the list have acknowledged having experienced extreme ordeal in the detention centers of Donetsk," International Business Times wrote. 

Storming of Ukraine's Information Ministry by members of far-right Right Sector and C14 after a lawsuit against Myrotvorets was initiated.

Myrotvorets has revealed personal information on MP Nadia Savchenko, presidential aspirant Yulia Tymoshneko, oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky, former Odesa region governor Mikheil Saakashvili, etc. 

Ukrainian far-right, who tried to disrupt Poroshenko's visit to Cherkasy as part of his election tour, were immediately put on the list of "Ukraine's enemies."

It is believed that Myrotvorets database was re-sold to president Poroshenko's entourage to use this website in his campaigning, as those who do not support Poroshenko appear on the list. 

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