After declaring the “liberation of Kiev,” a Russian official turns his attention to Georgia in an apparently hacked post.


As Ukraine struggles with a food crisis amidst the conflict, video correspondent Alex Hogan provides the most recent information on Putin’s position.

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Read this article. Monday night, a senior Russian security official is said to have urged for Georgia to be taken over after Kyiv was “liberated,” while Russian officials insist the Telegram post was “hacked.”

The account of Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Federation’s Security Council, purportedly made one of the most overt appeals for the Soviet Union’s reunification since the start of the war in Ukraine in a message that was only visible for ten minutes before being deleted.

According to Ukrainian news site Pravda, Medvedev allegedly said: “Rus will become united again after the liberation of Kyiv and all the areas of Little Rus from the organizations of nationalists who preach their manufactured Ukrainianness.”

“After that, we’ll launch the next campaign to reestablish our Motherland’s borders.”

Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman and the head of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev chairs a meeting on saving businesses and jobs in foreign companies via video link at Gorki state residence, outside Moscow, Russia, on March 16.

On March 16, the deputy head of the Russian Security Council and leader of the United Russia party, Dmitry Medvedev, serves as the meeting’s moderator via video link at the state house Gorki, located outside of Moscow. (Photo by Yekaterina Shtukina, courtesy of Sputnik/Gov. Pool, AP)

The article allegedly continued by asserting that Kazakhstan was a “artificial state” and that “Georgia had never been before its reunification” with the Russian Empire in 1801.

According to a Medvedev official, the statement was removed after it was claimed that hackers uploaded it.

A spokeswoman allegedly informed the Russian-owned news source RIA Novosti that “those who hacked his profile yesterday would be dealt with by the management of the social network and what is proper.”

There are no indications that Medvedev made a public remark on the article.

The most horrific conflict in Europe since World War II is being fought by Russia, but Russian President Vladimir Putin will only refer to his invasion as a “special military operation.”

Map of the former Soviet Union,

Map of former Soviet Union

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The head of the Kremlin hasn’t explicitly stated what his intentions are in Ukraine; instead, he’s made assertions that Russia is “de-nazifying” its southern neighbor, which Ukraine and Western countries have categorically denied.

Putin did, however, once more come under international scrutiny in June as a result of remarks he made equating himself to Tsar Peter the Great.

Putin compared his offensive in Ukraine to Peter the Great’s development of Russia as part of a commemoration to the 350th anniversary of the tsar’s birth.

According to Euro News, he stated in a televised address that “apparently it also fell to us to return and strengthen (Russia).” “If we proceed from the knowledge that these core values constitute the bedrock of our existence, we will undoubtedly succeed in handling the problems that we confront,” he added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on during the Victory Day military parade marking the 77th anniversary of the end of World War II in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, May 9.

On Monday, May 9, in Moscow, Russia, President Vladimir Putin watches the Victory Day military parade commemorating the 77th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II. (Photo credit: AP/Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool)

According to Putin, Peter the Great fought the Great Northern War for 21 years. “It seems like he was grasping something by battling Sweden.
He said, “He wasn’t taking anything; he was taking it back.”
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