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Fake A video has appeared of how Russia destroyed British transport ships with missiles in Odesa

In the American, Chinese and Russian segment of social networks, in particular on Facebook and Twitter, a video is being distributed, which allegedly shows how 4 Russian missiles hit two British cargo ships with explosives. Allegedly, a powerful explosion destroyed the Odesa port, this is shown from 11 different angles. It is not true.

The case was investigated by the fact-checker of the Correctiv project. The video does not show the ships, namely it was filmed several years ago. The video shows an explosion in the port of Beirut that occurred on August 4, 2020. Fact-checkers translated and found that all the frames show an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. This is evidenced, for example, by a high-rise building, which is on the propaganda video and the video from the explosions in Beirut 3 years ago.

Moreover, the UK does not provide Ukraine with weapons ships. As for Odesa port, at the initiative of the UN, through the mediation of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, they were allowed to transport only grain and other food products and fertilizers.

By spreading such fakes, Russian propaganda is trying to sow despondency and panic among Ukrainians and convince people that the Russian army is very powerful and destroys equipment and weapons transferred by Western partners. Earlier, we refuted the fake that the Ukrainian military fired at the Togliatti-Odesa ammonia pipeline.

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