On July 21, 2022, at 1 pm Moscow time, the ‘Rossiya Segodnya’ International media group hosted the press conference of the Foundation to Battle Injustice where the Ukrainian website ‘Myrotvorets’ was discussed, as well as its influence on people included in the blacklist – the influence that poses a threat to the life and health of minors.
The Head of the Foundation, Mira Terada, revealed the materials found by the Foundation about 327 minor children whose personal data were published on the Ukrainian website ‘Myrotvorets’, including the data of 72 children from Russia. According to the information available to the head, due to the illegal actions of the resource administration, there are victims, including dead and injured, and the youngest of the children, whose data is published on the extremist website, is not even ten years old.
Speaking in the conference, the First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Dmitry Polyanskiy, pointed to the fact that the extremist website ‘Myrotvorets’ directed against underage children, noting he had transferred the data provided by the Foundation to the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and UNICEF. According to Polyanskiy, the collected materials will help to close the extremist Ukrainian website, as, in his opinion, publishing the data of underage children is an “evil” and “a crime that needs to be fought.”
A 13-year-old writer from Lugansk, who got into the base of the ‘Myrotvorets’, Faina Savenkova, told that after the publication of her personal data on the website, she began to feel fear for her life and safety.
The teenage girl from the LPR also reported that UNICEF, an international organization for the protection of children’s rights operating under the auspices of the UN, offered her to become a Messenger of Peace, but so far there have been no concrete actions on the part of the organization. Moreover, UNICEF declined the meeting with the girl promised earlier, RIA Novosti reported.
“I turned to the UN Secretary General and UNICEF to delete the data – not only mine, but also of other children. UNICEF promised to meet with me, but, unfortunately, they did not manage. I hope that […] the website ‘Myrotvorets’ will be blocked,” Savenkova said.
Anna Soroka, the Adviser to the Head of the Lugansk People’s Republic, said that, like Savenkova, she became a victim of the lawlessness of the ‘Myrotvorets’ website. According to her, the criminals posted her personal data on the Internet, after which she began to receive threats and an attempt was made on her life and the life of her child. According to her, the website is legalized by the Ukrainian government, which creates conditions for the genocide of minors in Donbass.
The full recording of the conference can be found here.