The Kremlin is investigating reports that the Twitter account of the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been hacked.
The alert came when a tweet from the account said: “I am resigning. I am ashamed of the actions of the government. Forgive me.”
In another the hackers said: “I have long wanted to say. Vova! You are wrong. (Vova is a nickname for the Russian President Vladimir Putin.)
And later: “Russian citizens shouldn’t suffer from the problem of perception of common sense in the top leadership in the country.”
A government spokesman said the last tweets from the account, which has more than 2.5 million followers, were “not true”.
Medvedev’s English-language account on Twitter has not been affected.
Other hacked tweets samples
“I am resigning. I am embarrassed by the actions of the government. Forgive me.”
“All the same, I will become a freelance photographer!”
“Despite our efforts, certain online hooligans don’t give a [expletive] about [entering their passport data] to access the Internet.”
“Crimea is not ours, please retweet.”