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Ukraine Claims ‘We Don’t Have No Stinking Hit List’

Nov. 6, 2022 (EIRNS)—Süddeutschezeitung today reported that in the course of an interview with SZ, Rolf Mützenich, leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) caucus in the Bundestag, complained about being put on a Ukrainian “terrorist list,” for advocating a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine, instead of Germany supply arms to Ukraine. SZ reported that Mützenich was describing a list of some 70-odd people the “Center for Countering Disinformation” of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) that was posted in July but removed.

In fact the original list, whose first 30 names were all individuals—from Germany, France, two candidates for U.S. federal election, among others from the United States, India, Russia, Italy, China, Japan, and other nations, who had addressed Schiller Institute conferences in the previous half-year, seeking a new security and economic architecture for the world. CCD director Andriy Shapovalov on July 14, the date of the first list, called those named as Russian propagandists “terrorists,” who should be prosecuted. A March 28, 2022 CCD document states outright, “Information terrorism is a crime against humanity,” and proceeds to describe its function as part of the NSDC: “Pursuant to this, it is obligatory to designate a list of individuals sponsoring information terrorism.” At least four people, including a Ukrainian member of parliament, two Ukrainian journalists, and a Russian journalist, on a related list called “Myrotvorets,” which includes personal information of the names on its list, have been murdered.  The Russian woman, Darya Dugina, was killed on Aug. 20, 2022 when her car blew up in Moscow. 

Bad press caused the first CCD list to be removed, only to be reposted in early October, with Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche as the first name.  That list, which included at least one head of state, has now also been removed as of this weekend.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry responded in anger to Mützenich’s interview and remarks about the CCD “terror list” at an SPD event in Berlin on Nov. 5 “The Ukrainian government does not keep a terror list," Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko wrote on Facebook. “And as far as I know, there are no proceedings against Rolf Mützenich in the Ukraine either.” All of the German politician's claims about his alleged persecution by Ukrainian authorities are “untrue,” SZ cites the Kiev regime as saying. Moreover, Ukraine’s disgraced former Ambassador to Germany Andrij Melnyk, who maintains a German-language Twitter account, wrote (as translated) “Mimimi. There is no ‘terror list’ of the Ukrainian government. Stop presenting yourself as an ‘innocent victim.’ ”

Melnyk was fired in early July after giving a YouTube interview defending Ukrainian Nazi Stepan Bandera, and denying Bandera’s role in murdering thousand of Jews, Russians and Poles during World War II.

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