Hackers' #opMay18 operation: Aksyonov "deplores" Crimea deportation, "thanks" Jamala

14:22, 18 May 2016
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An alliance of hacker groups ‪#‎FalconcFlame and ‪#‎Trinity has hacked one of the websites of Crimea's de-facto government, having launched an operation dubbed #opMay18 to commemorate the forced deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 and celebrate Jamala's victory at the Eurovision song contest in 2016, according to the InformNapalm Ukraine international volunteer community.

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"Dear residents of Crimea! Let me address you on the occasion of Memorial Day to commemorate the victims of the deportation of Crimean Tatar People," reads an "official statement" by de-facto head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov.

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"The current international situation has been developing the way that Russians may also experience deportation from Crimea in 2017," it said.

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Aksyonov also "said" he was "glad" Jamala had won the Eurovision 2016 contest. "I hope Eurovision will be successfully held in Ukraine, namely Crimea, in 2017," the hackers' version of Aksyonov's speech reads.

Read alsoJamala wins Eurovision 2016 song contest

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