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Medvedev questions neighbors’ sovereignty in ‘hacked’ post

a Position A post claiming that the former Soviet Union’s Georgia and Kazakhstan were “artificial” creations was posted Monday night on the social media accounts of former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, but was quickly deleted.

Medvedev’s aide, Oleg Osipov, said Tuesday morning that Medvedev’s account on the Russian social network VK was hacked, according to news agency Interfax. report.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, Medvedev has openly transformed into a political hawk calling for the dismantling of Ukraine and labeling European officials as “idiots.”

A post shared with Medvedev’s 2.3 million VK followers said that after occupying the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Russia was looking to expand its borders elsewhere.

He argued that Georgia was a South Caucasus province that “did not exist before it was reunified” with the Russian Empire in the 19th century, while Kazakhstan in Central Asia was an “artificial state.”

screenshot About 10 minutes after posting, it showed that the post had been viewed 2,000 times before being deleted.

The post did not appear on Medvedev’s messaging app Telegram channel. Medvedev, now deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, regularly delivers anti-Western attacks to his 670,000 subscribers.

TV personality and former presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak was the first to speculate that Medvedev’s account was hacked.

“rhetoric [in the post] It’s too much for him,’ she said I have written on her Telegram channel late Monday.

Medvedev’s aide Osipov said those who carried out the hacks would be punished.

VK’s administration said late Tuesday that the controversial post was published by a “third-party user,” and the social network’s security team is working with “a competent service to determine the cause of the incident.” said.

“Management of VK and [the relevant authorities] We will deal with those who hacked the page,” said state news agency RIA Novosti. quoted says Osipov.

Medvedev was president for one term from 2008 to 2012, allowing Vladimir Putin to bypass constitutional term limits. After an eight-year term as prime minister, he was appointed to the powerful Security Council in 2020.



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