The foreign Ministry demanded Washington to deny the «Peacemaker» in the «American residency»

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photobacteria of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Moscow. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry demanded Washington to deny the «Peacemaker» in the «American residency»© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The foreign Ministry conveyed to the state Department a note concerning the Ukrainian site «Peacemaker», said the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova.

According to her, the document contains characteristics of this portal and the requirement to refuse him «at the American residence» because the site «has suffered not a single journalist». Washington has not responded yet.

The diplomat recalled that «the Peacemaker» publishes personal data of journalists covering the events in Ukraine «it’s not like I would like the Kiev regime».

According to the specialized portal Domaintools, IP address «Peacemaker» since October has moved from Canada to the United States. In early November, in response to a request from RIA Novosti to comment on this the state Department spokesman said that Washington fully supports «the principle of freedom of the press.» He also noted that «journalists play a crucial role, especially in countries where civil and political rights vulnerable.» The question of whether the United States to block access to the site, the spokesman declined.

«Peacemaker» was created on the initiative of Anton Gerashchenko, a freelance adviser to the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine. The website places the data of the militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics and other citizens whom he considers «traitors». In the spring of 2016 resource has posted a list of journalists, including foreign ones, which have been accredited by the DNI and the LC. Was published their contact information. After that, in the some of them began to receive threats.

While the former OSCE representative on freedom of the media Dunja Mijatovic has called the publication «an alarming step that could further jeopardize the safety of journalists». Zakharova also said that it is «a direct call for violence» against members of the press.

Although the Kiev Prosecutor’s office opened a criminal case against the site, the national Bank of Ukraine has recently even recommended its banks to study customer information. In Russia access to the «Peacemaker» is blocked by the decision of the court. In the resource lists included many journalists and cultural figures from Russia.