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PM Orbán Added to Ultranationalist “Enemies of Ukraine” Kill List

The name of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, along with highly personal information like his passport number and home address, has appeared on an ultra-nationalist website’s so-called ‘enemies of Ukraine’ kill list, leaving some experts wondering if the sensitive information may have been obtained via Ukraine’s internal security services.

Established in 2014, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its de facto occupation of regions of the Donbas, Mirotvorets—a site that publishes personal data, including the names, dates of birth, addresses, and passport numbers of people it labels enemies of Ukraine—became well known after the 2015 murders of journalist Oles Buzina and pro-Russian opposition politician Oleg Kalashnikov, both of whom had their names and personal information published on the website, Hír TV reports.

Prime Minister Orbán is only the latest Hungarian to be added to the website’s so-called ‘kill list,’ which for some time now has contained the names and personal information of Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, László Brenzovics, the president of the Hungarian Cultural Association of Transcarpathia, and Olivér Várhelyi, Hungary’s EU Commissioner for Enlargement.

According to a report from the newspaper Magyar Nemzet, Mirotvorets list, for years now, has been used to terrorize and intimidate dual Hungarian-Ukrainian citizens living in Transcarpathia, in the far west of Ukraine—especially those who work in government institutions. As a result, many Transcarpathian Hungarians are said to have vacated their state positions out of fear of being deemed an ‘enemy of Ukraine.’

Since the onset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Orbán, unlike the vast majority of his counterparts in Europe, has maintained Hungary’s neutral status. While Hungary has been receptive to Ukrainian refugees, taking in more than a half-million in the last two months, Prime Minister Orbán has remained steadfast in his refusal to send weapons to Ukraine or to allow the transit of arms through Hungary. Additionally, Orbán has refused to adopt near-suicidal energy sanctions against Russia. Instead, he continues to pursue policies that place the interests of Hungarians above those of Washington, London, and Kyiv.

For having taken these positions, Orbán has repeatedly been maligned as an agent of the Kremlin. Twice during the run-up to Hungary’s elections in April, Zelensky—in a bid to help the pro-war, globalist United Opposition—condemned Orbán in front of the world for refusing to send weapons and opposing a total ban on Russian oil and gas.

While addressing the European Parliament, Zelensky slammed Hungary for its neutrality, saying: “You [Hungarians] must decide whom to side with,” adding: “Viktor, do you know what is happening in Mariupol?”

Robert Semonsen is a political journalist based in Central Europe. His work has been featured in various English-language news outlets in Europe and the Americas. He has an educational background in biological and medical science. His Twitter handle is @R_Semonsen.