Ukraine

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

28 February 2022

Images of girl confronting soldier are not from Ukraine

They come from a video that says it shows children in Palestine, which was published online in 2012.

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Images of girl confronting soldier are not from Ukraine
25 February 2022

BBC Breakfast uses old footage of Russian parade rehearsal to show invasion of Ukraine

The clip of military planes is one of a number of misleading videos which have circulated online following the invasion.

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BBC Breakfast uses old footage of Russian parade rehearsal to show invasion of Ukraine
25 February 2022

CGI WW2 video being used as Ukraine footage

The video first appeared on TikTok in 2021.

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CGI WW2 video being used as Ukraine footage
24 February 2022

Video of 2015 explosion in China being mislabelled as Ukraine

A video recorded by an American man of a warehouse exploding has been wrongly claimed to show Russian airstrikes in Ukraine.

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Video of 2015 explosion in China being mislabelled as Ukraine
24 February 2022

Photos claiming to show explosions in Ukraine are actually from Gaza

Pictures that have been widely shared on social media do not show the war in Ukraine.

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Photos claiming to show explosions in Ukraine are actually from Gaza
24 February 2022

Videos claiming to show Ukraine invasion sourced to old TikTok videos

It’s not clear when or where some of these clips were taken, but they predate the Russian invasion of Ukraine by some weeks.

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Videos claiming to show Ukraine invasion sourced to old TikTok videos
24 February 2022

Fake Ukraine video includes footage from 2015 and a computer game teaser

At least some of the clips in a video supposedly showing Russia invading Ukraine aren’t genuine.

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Fake Ukraine video includes footage from 2015 and a computer game teaser
24 February 2022

Video claiming to show planes during Russian invasion of Ukraine is actually of 2020 parade rehearsal

The military parade rehearsal took place in May 2020 near Moscow, as revealed by Spanish fact checkers.

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Video claiming to show planes during Russian invasion of Ukraine is actually of 2020 parade rehearsal

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