Ukraine

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

18 August 2022

President Zelenskyy did not sell 17 million hectares of land to American conglomerates

There’s no record of Monsanto, Cargill or DuPont having bought large swathes of land from the Ukrainian government under President Zelenskyy, despite claims on social media.

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President Zelenskyy did not sell 17 million hectares of land to American conglomerates
17 August 2022

Video of farmers harvesting next to burning crops isn’t from Ukraine

A dramatic video of a field on fire was actually taken thousands of miles from Ukraine.

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Video of farmers harvesting next to burning crops isn’t from Ukraine
12 July 2022

Photo of Zelensky in front of green screen doesn’t mean he was ‘never’ in Ukraine

A picture of the Ukrainian president in front of a green screen has fuelled false claims about his whereabouts.

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Photo of Zelensky in front of green screen doesn’t mean he was ‘never’ in Ukraine
27 June 2022

Fake video doesn’t show Russian strike on Ukrainian arms depot

The video is CGI.

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Fake video doesn’t show Russian strike on Ukrainian arms depot
7 June 2022

War in Ukraine has contributed to global shortages of certain products

A post suggesting that war in Ukraine is not the cause of shortages of a number of products is missing context.

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War in Ukraine has contributed to global shortages of certain products
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

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