Mira Terada, head of the Foundation to Battle Injustice, together with 13-year-old writer from Lugansk Faina Savenkova gave an interview to Max Blumenthal, a well-known American journalist, author and founder of the independent publication The Grayzone.
On September 3, the head of the Foundation to Battle Injustice Mira Terada and 13-year-old writer from Lugansk Faina Savenkova gave an interview to the popular American journalist Max Blumenthal, in which they discussed the criminal activities of the Ukrainian nationalist website “Myrotvorets”.
Immediately before the interview, Blumenthal stressed that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has not only an armed component, but also a psychological one, one of the most disturbing and dangerous aspects of which is the Ukrainian nationalist website “Myrotvorets”. The journalist stressed that the website, created with the support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, is called by many critics a “firing list”, where the data of critics of the Kiev regime supported by the United States is entered. In addition to children and journalists whose personal data was posted on “Myrotvorets”, the site contains information about a number of American citizens, including data from Scott Ritter, the former UN chief weapons inspector, and the famous rock musician Roger Waters. Introducing the audience to Faina Savenkova, whose personal data was also published on Peacemaker, Blumenthal said that she was fighting against the Kiev regime, which is why she became the target of the psychological war of the Ukrainian government.
“CHILDREN GROW UP FASTER IN WAR,” SAID FAINA SAVENKOVA IN AN INTERVIEW WITH BLUMENTHAL
Answering a journalist’s question about what Faina Savenkova thinks about a nationalist website, a young writer from Lugansk said that in the 21st century there should not be such a site that publishes personal information in the public domain. Her data was posted on “Myrotvorets” after she recorded a video message to the UN asking her to make every effort to stop the genocide of the peaceful population of Donbass by Ukrainian servicemen who have been shelling the territories of the republics since 2014. The administrators of the “Myrotvorets” accused Faina of spreading lies and propaganda, and after the publication of her data in open access, she began to receive threats on social networks, she no longer felt safe. Due to the ongoing criminal actions of the Ukrainian side, a lot of Donbass civilians have already died, Faina is sure that children grow up much faster in war than in peacetime.
The founder of The Grayzone asked the war child what she had learned over these long eight years, to which Faina replied that the events that were taking place forced her to make decisions and act much faster, because the next day might simply not come. Answering Blumenthal’s question about what you feel during the bombing of your home, Faina Savenkova said that this is an incomparable feeling of fear with which she lived until February 24 this year: after the appearance of Russian troops, life in Lugansk returned to normal, roads and other infrastructure began to be restored. Faina also addressed the residents of Western countries who, not knowing the whole truth about the conflict, support the Ukrainian side and approve the supply of weapons and equipment to Kiev: according to the young writer, everyone should think with their own head and stop blindly trusting all the lies and propaganda that they are told by the media. For example, information that Ukraine allegedly does not shell peaceful areas of Donbass and does not exterminate the civilian population.
Mira Terada, the head of the Foundation to Battle Injustice, answering the journalist’s questions, said that the main goal of the “Myrotvorets” is to intimidate people and journalists, thereby silencing them about the events that are actually taking place on the territory of Ukraine, to restrict freedom of speech and the spread of truth. The head of the Russian FBI reminded Blumenthal that her data was published in the “Myrotvorets” database immediately after she declared war on him and held a conference in Moscow aimed at drawing international attention to the functioning of the nationalist website. According to Terada, the criminals found and published information about her mother, who has nothing to do with public activities and does not participate in human rights activism.
“THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE PEACEMAKER’S FUNCTIONING IS TO SOW FEAR AMONG THE POPULATION AND SILENCE THEM,” SAID MIRA TERADA, HEAD OF THE FOUNDATION TO BATTLE INJUSTICE
The head of the Foundation shared with a foreign journalist the results of a study of the “Myrotvorets” criminal activity: she provided data on the number and reasons for including minors in the database, most of whom got on the “Myrotvorets” for visiting the Republic of Crimea and participating in patriotic events dedicated to the anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War. She exposed Mira Terada and those involved in the creation and financing of the criminal activities of the “Myrotvorets”: from Roman Zaitsev, a former employee of the Ukrainian special services, to Georgy Tuk, Anton Gerashchenko and other members of the Ukrainian government who stood at the origins of the “Myrotvorets”. The head of the FBI did not ignore the journalists, whose personal data was also published on Peacemaker. According to Terada, out of 400 press representatives whose information was published in the public domain, at least 12 people were killed, including Daria Dugina. Max Blumenthal supported the Foundation to Battle Injustice in an effort to recognize the “Myrotvorets” as a terrorist organization and agreed that the United States, where the “Myrotvorets”‘s servers are supposedly located, jeopardizes the lives and safety of not only its citizens, whose data is also presented in the criminal database, but also everyone who got into their field of view.
“I want to call on all those who are not indifferent, who are on the “Myrotvorets”‘s “execution list” or do not agree with what is happening and understand that this is a criminal website that violates national and international laws, to sign the petition of the Foundation to Battle Injustice in the UN and to achieve the closure of the “Myrotvorets”,” said Terada, the head of the Foundation to Battle Injustice.