On Monday evening, a top Russian security official allegedly called for Georgia’s occupation following “liberation from Kyiv.” However, Russian officials claim that the Telegram message was a “hacked” one.
The account of Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, allegedly made one of the most outlandish calls for the unification of the Soviet Union ever since the start of the war in Ukraine.
According to Pravda, Medvedev claimed that “after the liberation in Kyiv of all the territories of Little Rus, from the groups of nationalists preaching their invented Ukrainianness,” Rus would be united again. “After that…we’ll continue the next campaign to restore our Motherland’s borders.”
According to reports, the post went on to state that Georgia had never existed prior to its reunification with Russia in 1801 and that Kazakhstan, a Central Asia nation, was an “artificial state”.
The post was deleted and a Medvedev spokesperson stated that hackers allegedly posted the message.
According to RIA Novosti, a spokesman for the spokesman said that those who hacked his Facebook page yesterday would be dealt with by the Administration of the Social Network and the appropriate procedures.
Medvedev doesn’t appear to have commented publicly on the post.
Russia has been engaged in the bloodiest war in Europe since World War II. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to call his invasion anything but “special military operations.”
However, the Kremlin chief did not reveal his true intentions in Ukraine. Instead, he claimed Russia was “de-nazifying” its southern neighbor. These claims have been flatly rejected by Ukraine and other Western countries.
Putin’s comments in June comparing himself with Tsar Peter The Great drew attention once more to the international stage.
Putin made a comparison between his offensive in Ukraine and the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great as a tribute to the 350th anniversary of the birth of the tsar.
It fell to us, apparently, to strengthen and return (Russia). “If we start from the fact these fundamental values are the basis of our existence then we will surely succeed in solving the challenges that we face,” he stated in a televised speech reported by Euro News.
Putin stated that Peter the Great waged the Great Northern War for over 21 years. “You get the impression that he was grabbing something by fighting Sweden,” Putin said.
“He wasn’t taking anything, he was taking it back,” he added.
Russian officials have also signaled Moldova could be next in its plans for Russian expansion.