Russian government website warns citizens of retaliatory nuclear strike by NATO, then blames hackers

20 April, 05:07 PM
Russia threatens the world with nuclear weapons (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Russia threatens the world with nuclear weapons (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

The website of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies published recommendations for citizens "in the event of a retaliatory nuclear strike by NATO,” on April 20. The website was later unavailable, with a social media page for the Ministry claiming that the page had been hacked.

While it was up, the article claimed that NATO would supposedly conduct this strike during Orthodox Easter celebrations on April 24 - “retaliating” against an implied Russian attack.

The department also asked the citizens of the Russian Federation to "independently ensure the basements of their homes, as well as the surround-ing bomb shelters, are in a habitable form."

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Screenshot of the website
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The social media statement alleged that Russia has no plans to launch a nuclear attack.

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Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the world should be ready for Russia’s use of nuclear weapons.

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