Russian journalist Leonid Parfenov was added to the database of the Ukrainian site “Peacemaker” because of the answer to the question about the ownership of Crimea. It is reported by “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.
The reason for this was Parfenov’s recent interview with a TV journalist and former colleague on the NTV channel Yevgeny Kiselev, which he gave during a trip to Ukraine to present his film about Georgian wine. During the conversation, Kiselev asked Parfenov a question: “whose Crimea?”, To which the Russian presenter replied: “definitely not mine.” A Ukrainian journalist called his former colleague’s response “evasive.”
Earlier in July, Peacemaker mocked the death of Russian director Vladimir Menshov, who publicly recognized Crimea as Russian. It is reported that a publication appeared on the scandalous portal that the deceased filmmaker, previously included in the list of “enemies of the state”, was “eliminated by the coronavirus.” In the same material, Menshov was accused of encroaching on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The authors of “Peacemaker” publish on the site information about people who are considered separatists or “agents of the Kremlin.” The site has no official status, but those who come to it may not be allowed into the country.
Since 2014, Ukraine has considered Crimea annexed and demanded that Russia “restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine.” Moscow insists that the annexation of the peninsula was carried out in compliance with international law.