The hack impacted a number of television channels and changed the names of programmes to read: "The blood of thousands of Ukrainians and hundreds of their children is on your hands. TV and the authorities lie. No to war."
#RUSSIA #May9th: TV systems have been hacked for May 9th. Message: "Your hands are covered in blood from deaths of thousands of Ukrainians and children."pic.twitter.com/8SY2w3mB8E
The damning incident comes after Putin claimed in his address that Russian troops are “fighting for the motherland, its future” and said the “special military operation” was necessary, the “right decision” and one that had been provoked by the West.
"You are fighting for the Motherland, for its future, so that no one forgets the lessons of World War II," he said, according to the New Daily.
\u201cGlory to our armed forces, hooray to Russia\u201d\n\nTroops in Red Square cheer Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Moscow Victory Day Parade, Russia\u2019s national anthem is played while cannons are fired\n\nhttps://bbc.in/3FtB65p\u00a0pic.twitter.com/BvDFxzAIa4
"So that there is no place in the world for executioners, castigators and Nazis."
“The death of every soldier and officer is painful for us,” Putin told audiences, before saying that the state would do “everything” it could to look after bereaved families.
President of #Ukraine @ZelenskyyUa: \u201cWe won then. We will win now, too! And Khreshchatyk will see the parade of victory \u2013 the victory of Ukraine. Glory to Ukraine!\u201dpic.twitter.com/339L7s6Faz
— MFA of Ukraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@MFA of Ukraine \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had his own message on the day and released a video message to mark the occasion.
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