Today, on May 9, Russians commemorate the surrender of Nazi Germany at the end of the Second World War. In a highly anticipated speech, Putin drew comparisons between the war in Ukraine today and Russian efforts in the 1940s.
But just hours before, hackers broke into the online Russian TV scheduling page and insisted the country has “blood on its hands”.
Francis Scarr of the BBC posted a video displaying the result of the hack on Twitter.
He highlighted that the name of every programme on the scheduling list was changed to a strongly-worded, anti-war message.
This, translated to English, read: “On your hands is the blood of thousands of Ukrainians and their hundreds of murdered children.
“TV and the authorities are lying.
“No to war.”
More to follow.