June 8, 2023
The Kremlin has ordered officials involved in the preparations for next year’s Russian presidential election to stop using iPhones in light of fears that Western intelligence agencies could hack the devices, Russia’s Kommersant newspaper reported Monday. The Kremlin for officials involved in domestic politics.

“Iphones are finished. Throw them away or give them to children. In March, everyone should change their phones,” one of the meeting participants was quoted by the newspaper.

Kommersant said the Kremlin could provide devices with other operating systems to replace iPhones, adding that orders to stop using iPhones are directed to those working in foreign policy under Kiriyenko.

President Vladimir Putin has often said that he does not use smartphones, but Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin uses the Internet from time to time.

And shortly after he sent troops to Ukraine last year, British and American spies said they were the first to reveal that Putin was planning an invasion, and it is not yet known how the spies got the information.

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