A publish claiming the ex-Soviet nations of Georgia and Kazakhstan have been “synthetic” creations appeared Monday night on former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s social media account — however was rapidly deleted.
Medvedev aide Oleg Osipov stated Tuesday morning that Medvedev’s account on Russian social community VK had been hacked, information company Interfax reported.
Because the begin of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Medvedev has undergone a public transformation right into a political hawk calling for the dismemberment of Ukraine and labeling European officers “imbeciles.”
The publish shared with Medvedev’s 2.3 million VK followers said that, after seizing the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, Russia would search to develop its borders in different areas.
And it claimed that the South Caucasus state of “Georgia had by no means existed earlier than its reunification” with the Russian Empire within the nineteenth century and that Central Asia’s Kazakhstan was “a man-made state.”
Screenshots of the publish confirmed it was considered 2,000 instances earlier than it was taken down about 10 minutes after publication.
The publish didn’t seem on Medvedev’s channel on messaging app Telegram, the place the present deputy head of Russia’s Safety Council commonly publishes anti-Western tirades to his 670,000 subscribers.
TV persona and former presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak was first to invest that Medvedev’s account had been hacked.
“The rhetoric [in the post] is an excessive amount of even for him,” she wrote on her Telegram channel late Monday.
Medvedev aide Osipov stated those that carried out the hack could be punished.
VK’s administration stated later Tuesday that the controversial publish was printed by a “third-party person” and stated the social community’s safety staff was working with “competent companies to establish the causes of the incident.”
“VK’s administration and [the relevant authorities] will take care of those that hacked the web page,” state-run information company RIA Novosti quoted Osipov as saying.
Medvedev served a single presidential time period in 2008-2012, permitting Vladimir Putin to avoid constitutional time period limits. After an 8 12 months stint as prime minister, he was appointed to the highly effective Safety Council in 2020.