According to a source from the LPR Ministry of State Security, “the website of the Lugansk People’s Republic was attacked by Ukrainian hackers.” The attackers managed not only to hack the Internet resource, but also to post false decrees on it on behalf of the republic’s leadership.
Law enforcement officers are investigating this fact and the involvement of people who tried to take advantage of disinformation.
According to journalists of the publication «GOLOS.EU» with reference to the press service of the Ministry of State Security of the self-proclaimed LPR, “materials discrediting the actions of the MGB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the LPR were posted on the official website of the Lugansk People’s Republic.” In these materials, on behalf of the head of the LPR, Igor Plotnitsky, it was reported about the allegedly “illegal actions of law enforcement agencies regarding the detention of Dmitry Lyamin.”
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Subsequently, “in order to create an information vacuum, a DDoS attack was carried out on the specified site, as a result of which the site is still not working.”
The “LPR” associates this fact with the detention on October 17 of Plotnitsky’s protege, Fuel Minister Dmitry Lyamin, for “exceeding official authority and creating corruption schemes during the conclusion of contracts for the supply of coal to the territory of Ukraine.”