Tuesday 2 August 2022 11:27 AM Dmitry Medvedev: Putin henchman deletes post claiming Russia will invade ... trends now

Tuesday 2 August 2022 11:27 AM Dmitry Medvedev: Putin henchman deletes post claiming Russia will invade ... trends now
Tuesday 2 August 2022 11:27 AM Dmitry Medvedev: Putin henchman deletes post claiming Russia will invade ... trends now

Tuesday 2 August 2022 11:27 AM Dmitry Medvedev: Putin henchman deletes post claiming Russia will invade ... trends now

One of Vladimir Putin's leading henchmen claimed he was hacked after his social media called for a return of the USSR - with Russia invading Georgia and Kazakhstan after 'liberating' Ukraine.

If true, it means Dmitry Medvedev - now deputy head of Vladimir Putin's powerful security council - was hit by a major and embarrassing security breach.

The 4am post - that has since been deleted - claimed 'all the peoples who once lived in the great and mighty Soviet Union will once again live together in friendship and mutual understanding.

'We will spare no effort and no means to achieve that. We have already begun to move along this road.'

Some expressed doubts over whether the post was a hack. It was written in the style of his recent bellicose posts, and while his aide claimed it was a hack, it was seen by foes as setting out exactly what many Putin supporters dream of. 

Dmitry Medvedev has previously served as Russia's president (from 2008 to 2012, when Putin stepped down from the post to serve as prime minister for four years) and later as Prime Minister (from 2012 to 2020).

Dmitry Medvedev (pictured holding a rifle) - former Russian president and one of Vladimir Putin's leading henchmen - claimed he was hacked after his social media called for a return of the USSR - with Russia invading Georgia and Kazakhstan after 'liberating' Ukraine

Dmitry Medvedev (pictured holding a rifle) - former Russian president and one of Vladimir Putin's leading henchmen - claimed he was hacked after his social media called for a return of the USSR - with Russia invading Georgia and Kazakhstan after 'liberating' Ukraine

The 4am post - that has since been deleted - claimed 'all the peoples who once lived in the great and mighty Soviet Union will once again live together in friendship and mutual understanding. Pictured: The post is seen on one of Medvedev's official social media accounts

The 4am post - that has since been deleted - claimed 'all the peoples who once lived in the great and mighty Soviet Union will once again live together in friendship and mutual understanding. Pictured: The post is seen on one of Medvedev's official social media accounts

The post suggested what would happen after the 'liberation of Kyiv and all the territories of Little Russia from the gangs of nationalists' in Ukraine.

Russia would 'again become united, powerful and invincible, as it was a thousand years ago in the days of the Old Russian state', the post said.

Next 'under the united hand of Moscow, led by the Slavic people, we will go on the next campaign to restore the borders of our homeland, which, as you know, do not end anywhere'.

Threatening pro-Western Georgia, the post claimed this country 'was created in its current borders only within the Russian Empire.

'Georgia reached out to Russia, because it understood that Russia was its only ally in a rather hostile environment of Muslim states… 

'Now the same story is repeating itself.

'North and South Ossetia, Abkhazia and the remaining territory of Georgia can be united only as a single state with Russia.'

The post then threatened the sovereignty of Kazakhstan, the world's ninth largest country by territory.

Dmitry Medvedev (pictured speaking with Putin in 2019) has previously served as Russia's president (from 2008 to 2012, when Putin stepped down from the post to serve as prime minister for four years) and later as Prime Minister (from 2012 to 2020)

Dmitry Medvedev (pictured speaking with Putin in 2019) has previously served as Russia's president (from 2008 to 2012, when Putin stepped down from the post to serve as prime minister for four years) and later as Prime Minister (from 2012 to 2020)

'In the beginning of the 17th century, Russians established the first settlements on the wild lands of northern Kazakhstan.

'Colonisation of the territory by Russians continued for three centuries, mainly as a result of the opening of the Trans-Siberian Railway and the Stolypin agrarian reforms.

'Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, 62.5 per cent of the population of northern Kazakhstan were Slavs.

'Kazakhstan is an artificial state….

'In this century Kazakh authorities started initiatives on resettlement of various ethnic groups inside the republic, which can be qualified as the genocide of Russians. And we do not intend to turn a blind eye to this.

'Until the Russians get there, there will be no order.'