Ukraine

Fact checks featuring claims seen in the UK about the ongoing war in Ukraine

25 March 2022

Video doesn’t show Russian and Ukrainian soldiers dancing together after invasion

The clip was uploaded at least six days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine even began.

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Video doesn’t show Russian and Ukrainian soldiers dancing together after invasion
22 March 2022

Picture of Putin popping Ukraine balloon isn’t a Banksy

The clearly-edited image has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook.

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Picture of Putin popping Ukraine balloon isn’t a Banksy
16 March 2022

Edited image falsely claims to show Ukrainian tractor pulling Russian rocket

An image from 2018 of a space rocket on board a train has been edited to show it being pulled by a tractor.

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Edited image falsely claims to show Ukrainian tractor pulling Russian rocket
15 March 2022

Photograph of crowded railway station is from Ukraine in March 2022

A black-and-white version has been shared, making it look like a scene from the Second World War

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Photograph of crowded railway station is from Ukraine in March 2022
14 March 2022

Viral video does not show US paratroopers landing in Ukraine

A video viewed over seven million times shows US paratroopers in North Carolina—not Ukraine, as claimed.

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Viral video does not show US paratroopers landing in Ukraine
11 March 2022

Photograph of Ukrainian volunteer wearing Ghostbusters badge is genuine

A picture shared on social media was originally taken by a Reuters journalist

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Photograph of Ukrainian volunteer wearing Ghostbusters badge is genuine
10 March 2022

Home Office claim to have launched first Ukrainian visa scheme lacks context

Many countries taking Ukrainian refugees never required visas in the first place. Others have waived visa schemes entirely.

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Home Office claim to have launched first Ukrainian visa scheme lacks context
10 March 2022

Photograph of men in military uniform doesn’t show squad members of FC Dynamo Kyiv

A photograph claiming to show the Dynamo Kyiv football team in army uniform actually shows members of a nationalist group in Ukraine.

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Photograph of men in military uniform doesn’t show squad members of FC Dynamo Kyiv
9 March 2022

No evidence news channel used shot from Deep Impact to show people fleeing Kyiv

Italian fact checkers have found no evidence the shot was broadcast by TGCOM24.

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No evidence news channel used shot from Deep Impact to show people fleeing Kyiv
4 March 2022

Sign telling Russian troops ‘go f*** yourselves’ was Photoshopped

The picture, which went viral online, was designed by the Ukrainian authorities to encourage people to tear down road signs.

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Sign telling Russian troops ‘go f*** yourselves’ was Photoshopped

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