09:17 28.05.2016

U.S. ambassador in Kyiv hopes Ukrainian authorities will condemn publication of journalist lists on Peacemaker website

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U.S. ambassador in Kyiv hopes Ukrainian authorities will condemn publication of journalist lists on Peacemaker website

The publication of personal information of journalists who had been accredited in the Donbas territories not controlled by Kyiv by the Mirotvorets (Peacemaker) website inflicted a lot of harm, and similar situations should not repeat in future, United States Ambassador in Kyiv Geoffrey Pyatt said.

Speaking at a media forum in Lviv on Friday, Pyatt expressed the hope that Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and the government would make a clear statement and condemn the people who published this list.

He said that the people who published this list had done a stupid thing.

Such publications will not allow foreign journalists go to eastern Ukraine, he said.

Ukraine needs the help of Western media to get the truth about Donbas events across, he said.

In May the Mirotvorets website published lists of more than 4,000 journalists who have been accredited in the self-proclaimed Donbas republics. The list includes the names of Ukrainian and foreign journalists, their mobile contacts and duration of their stay in the territories of the DPR and the LPR.

The Prosecutor's Office of Kyiv opened a criminal case under the Article on obstruction of lawful professional activities of journalists.

The Mirotvorets center website published an updated list of journalists accredited in the so-called DPR, containing 5,412 entries, on May 20.

The Mirotvorets center website published another list of journalists accredited in the so-called DPR, containing 293 entries, on May 24.

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