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Fake During a visit to New York, Olena Zelenska bought jewelry worth more than a million dollars

Russian media broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric are distributing an article from the Nigerian publication The Nation, which posted photos of receipts for Olena Zelenska’s alleged purchases in jewelry stores during her official visit to the United States. The First Lady allegedly spent over a million dollars on Cartier jewelry. It's fake.

The case was examined by the fact-checkers from the Center for Countering Disinformation. The “receipt” distributed by Russian propaganda shows the date September 22, 2023, but it was on this day that Olena and Volodymyr Zelenskyi were on an official visit to Canada. That is, the first lady physically could not be in jewelry stores in New York.

Before traveling to Canada, the Ukrainian President and First Lady made an official visit to Washington, where they visited the Pentagon Memorial and held several meetings, including with Jill Biden.

Thus, Russian propaganda is trying to discredit Olena Zelenska, saying that Ukrainians are fighting while the first lady is spending money. Propagandists are trying to create a negative attitude towards the first lady. Previously, we refuted the fake news that Russians found Olena Zelenska’s Russian passport in Crimea.

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