Residents of Crimea, Sevastopol, the Belgorod Region and the Krasnodar Territory suddenly saw Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine, on their TV screens. His appeal disrupted the broadcasts of several federal channels at once, including STS, TNT and TV-3. Video published by eyewitnesses.
according to the video The general’s presidential address to fellow citizens was broadcast – it was in Ukrainian, without translation into Russian. Zelensky talked about the future return of the occupied territories under the control of Ukraine. DIt didn’t last long: the broadcast was interrupted after 30-40 seconds.
The authorities of the Belgorod region explained the appearance of Zelensky on television by hacking: “On January 25, there was an unauthorized replacement of the television signal from the satellite with the broadcast field of the Moscow time zone, the actions of the operational duty officers to receive the signal from the backup satellite made a switch and broadcast the television signal in normal mode.The reasons are being established.
Crimean authorities blamed the incident on cable operators who did not switch to secure software. Oleg Kryuchkov, adviser to the head of the peninsula, tried to assure that “as such, there were no transmissions of Zelensky through the channels,” and “broadcasts in Crimea are reliably protected.” However, “cable operators often take a signal from the network,” and since “the Americans at the beginning of the war” provided “Ukrainian special services with access to all program codes of the most common” applications through which the Internet is transmitted, Kyiv has an opportunity to hack, Kryuchkov explained. He added that “most of the vulnerabilities have already been fixed.”
Zelensky has been recording appeals not only to fellow citizens since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In them, he usually talks about a back and forth situation.
Earlier, in the occupied territories of Ukraine, a new Russian satellite television operator called Russian Mir was launched. The Ministry of Digital Transformation said it would “remove the gap associated with federal television broadcasting,” and now residents of the annexed territories will be able to “receive the same information” as the population of Russia.