Edited image falsely claims to show Ukrainian tractor pulling Russian rocket

16 March 2022
What was claimed

A photo shows a tractor in Ukraine towing a Russian rocket.

Our verdict

The image has been edited. The original from 2018 shows a Russian space rocket aboard a train.

A photo purportedly showing a Ukrainian tractor pulling a trailer carrying a Russian rocket has been shared on Facebook by a group called ‘Farmers Against Misinformation’.

The post is an edited image of a Soyuz space rocket from 2018, not a military rocket.

The original shows the rocket being carried on board a train, while the edited version shows it towed by a tractor.

Soyuz spacecraft are Russian spacecraft that have been used to carry astronauts from across the world to the International Space Station.

Image courtesy of NASA

This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as altered because the image has been edited to show a tractor pulling the rocket.

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