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Fake An invention of propagandists about Ukrainian partisans in Odesa who allegedly blew up a train with Western help

Propagandists are distributing on anonymous telegram channels and other social networks a photograph of a train that was allegedly blown up by Ukrainian partisans because there was “help from the West”. They say that Odesa is resisting Ukraine and taking the side of Russia. However, this is fake.

The fact-checkers of the 15min Lithuanian project drew attention to it. They found out that the photo was real, but the disaster happened almost a year ago and it was in Russia - near Briansk. On May 1, 2023, in the Unechenskyi district of the Briansk region of Russia, after being blown up by an unknown explosive, seven carriages of a freight train derailed. Former internal affairs official Karnauchov announced the next morning that the rails had probably been blown up by a saboteur. If one looks for information about the allegedly blown up train in Odesa, it can only be found on Russian propaganda sites and on the corresponding accounts on social networks.

Propagandists spread such fake news to create the false impression that Russia is welcome in Ukraine. They say that people hate the West and are ready to do anything to help Russia.

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