Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been added to the list of enemies of Ukraine on the far-right website Mirotvorets. Tens of thousands of people are already on the list. In addition to names, the “Enemies of Ukraine” page also contains personal data such as dates of birth, passport numbers, and addresses. According to HírTV, ultranationalist circles list the enemies of Ukraine using this method.
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The Mirotvorets (“Peacemaker”) website was created in 2014 after Russia annexed Crimea and seized part of Dombas.
The website’s ‘death list’ already contains the names of tens of thousands of people, violating the privacy of many as it includes personal data, such as the date of birth, address, and passport data of those appearing on the list.
According to Hírtv’s report, such information is only available to Ukrainian internal security services, so it is likely that Mirotvec obtained it through system breaches and/or leaks.
The far-right website has also made life difficult for the ethnic Hungarian community in Transcarpathia in recent years.
Personal data of Transcarpathian Hungarians, believed by the operators of the website to be dual citizens, are regularly uploaded, especially those who hold official positions. Many of them have left their jobs because of this, as the “death list” has scared them, HírTV reports.
Ukrainian far-right extremists have also threatened the Hungarian minority in Ukraine with bloodshed as recently as 2021, a day before an official visit of the Hungarian foreign minister.
Viktor Orbán is not the first Hungarian politician to be on this list. Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, as well as László Brenzovics, president of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association, and EU Enlargement Commissioner, Olivér Várhelyi, are also on the list.
Featured photo illustration: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán at a border inspection in Hajdúhadháza on February 26, 2022. Photo by Zoltán Fischer/MTI/Prime Minister’s Press Office