Authorities urged the Crimean people to be careful with social media posts

© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Lagouira in fotoreceptorilor. Archival photoAuthorities urged the Crimean people to be careful with social media posts© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Lalupate the image Bank

. Crimeans caught in the middle waged against the Crimea information war, it is necessary to be careful with public comments and publications in social networks, said the Vice-Premier of the Crimean government, Minister of internal policy, information and communications Dmitry Polonsky.

Earlier, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov accused Kiev and Western countries that they unleashed against Peninsula large-scale information warfare, involving subversive activities including the Crimean people who left the Peninsula.

Polonsky stressed that the Crimean journalists, experts, officials who work on the frontline of the information war are «first targets» for those who are trying from the outside to discredit the situation on the Peninsula.

«We all need to be very careful when you talk, when you review, when dealing, including publications in social networks. We must understand that every word we say can be interpreted, twisted, remounted, rewritten and issued in the same way, which is you need customers the whole information campaign on discredit of the Republic of Crimea and the Russian Federation as a whole», — said Polonsky in an interview with RIA Novosti.

However, the Vice Prime Minister stressed that the Crimean people have «reliable vaccination» against all provocative statements and fakes.

«We always have the opportunity to compare what they say and the reality in which we find ourselves. Our reality, the development of the Crimea and Russia, and the giant leap that occurred in the Crimea from the point of view of socio-economic development, political and interethnic situation, it is impossible not to notice. And the more we work and develop, the more we will flow flow antichristos and anti-Russian propaganda», — said Polonsky.

Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Crimean authorities held a referendum after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Kiev still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to the Russian President, the question of Crimea «closed permanently».

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