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Russia Ukraine Crisis : 5 Fake News that went Viral

Fact checks of Fake News that went viral over the Russia-Ukraine war


Highlights:

The Ukraine President picks up arms against Russia to defend his country!

Russian planes flying over various Ukrainian cities!

Live war footage from the Russia-Ukraine border!

Russian airstrike setting off a chain reaction at Luhansk power plant!

Couple embracing their love amid the Russian-Ukraine crisis!

In a 27-February agreement with Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine decided to have Ukrainian officials participate in talks “without preconditions,” even as Russian President Vladimir Putin heightened tensions by putting his nuclear forces on alert.

Before this, various clips and pics circulated on social media claiming either to be from the ongoing war scenario or from a recent one. However, our OWN fact check found some discrepancies in the same.

Have a look.

The Ukraine President picks up arms against Russia to defend his country!

Fake news: A set of photos of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is being shared, claiming that he has donned the military uniform to join the Ukraine defense troops in the frontline to defend his country. With the same narrative and varied captions in Hindi and English, the pictures of him are shared with the similar message that he was a true leader who stood beside his citizens at a time of war.

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Fact-checked: The viral claim is false. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, wearing a bulletproof vest, not a military uniform, is pictured in old photographs as if he had joined the Ukrainian defense forces on the front lines to defend his country.

Russian planes flying over various Ukrainian cities!

 Fake news: Amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia, several videos and images are being shared claiming to be from the conflict. An Indian media outlet shared a video of fighter aircraft flying low over a residential area, claiming that they were Russian planes flying over various Ukrainian cities. Indian media outlets such as DNA, Zee News, Times Now, among others, shared the video with a similar claim.

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Fact-checked: The viral claim is false. Russia observes Victory Day on May 9 to commemorate the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945, and the parade follows the celebrations. A former village and town located in northern Moscow, Russia, where the video was taken while the parade rehearsal was going on.

Live war footage from the Russia-Ukraine border!

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Fake news: Against a backdrop of escalating tensions at the Russia-Ukraine border, a video showing an on-ground weapon system downing a fighter plane has gone viral as “live war footage.”

Fact-checked: The fact behind the video is quite hilarious. The viral clip was a video game replica from a game called ARMA 3. Therefore, it is unrelated.

Russian airstrike setting off a chain reaction at Luhansk power plant!

Fake news: There have been reports of Russian attacks on various parts of Ukraine, and a video of a massive explosion has gone viral, claiming that it depicts a “Russian airstrike setting off a chain reaction at Luhansk power plant.”

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Fact-checked: The video in question showed an explosion that took place in the Chinese city of Tianjin in 2015. Therefore, it is an old video.

Couple embracing their love amid the Russian-Ukraine crisis!

Fake news: A pic is going viral on social media where a man has draped the Ukrainian flag around himself, while the woman is a Russian flag wrapped around her.

Fact news: The image was first captured back in 2019, reports The Washington Post. During a Belarusian rapper Max Korzh concert in Poland, Juliana Kuznetsova attends with her fiancé.

If you come across any news on the same line, mail it to us on ayushi.oneworldnews@gmail.com.

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