Notorious Russian pranksters Vovan and Lexus, whose most recent high-profile targets were UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and Home Secretary Priti Patel, saw their channel removed by YouTube on Saturday.
The duo shared, on social media, a message they had received from the US social media giant, citing unspecified violations of “community guidelines.”
“Channels responsible for serious breaches are being removed in order to keep the platform safe for all users,” it read in Russian.
“Sadly, everything has been deleted,” Vovan confirmed to the Russian newspaper Izvestia, claiming the ban was another example of anti-Russian censorship on the part of the UK. He said the pair had already moved their content to other platforms and messenger apps.
Earlier this week, the British Defense Ministry demanded YouTube remove all videos of Wallace’s call with the pranksters, in which they had impersonated Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal.