Sat 11 March 2023:
Some television and radio broadcasts in Russia were interrupted by an interesting announcement on Thursday.
After all the broadcasts in the Sverdlovsk region, including the cities of Moscow and Yekaterinburg, were cut off, a message was broadcast asking the audience to put on gas masks and descend into the shelters in case of the impending nuclear attack.
The message also urged them to take potassium iodide pills against radiation poisoning.
The screen shouted to the audience, “Get down to the shelters immediately. Put on your gas masks. If you don’t have a gas mask, use cotton bandages. Take potassium iodide pills. Keep calm. If you feel worse, go to the nearest medical facility.”
During the message, a map of Russia gradually overlaid with red shadows was displayed on the screen, while the phrase “Everyone to shelter immediately” appeared.
‘Fake warning’, says the ministry
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said hackers were responsible for the false alarm.
“A fake air raid alert was issued in Moscow after the servers of radio stations and TV channels were hacked,” the statement said.
It was alleged that satellite signals broadcasting TV and radio content were interrupted.
Radio programs were also interrupted in the Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine’s Kherson region.
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