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Fake Ex-Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov left for Europe and is “resting there on a yacht”

This information was disseminated on anonymous telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. The reports say how, after the resignation of the already former Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov, he was allegedly spotted on a yacht in a European town. Anonymous telegrams convinced that the ex-minister was sent on vacation for “taxpayers’ money”, and he was profiting from the Ukrainians. Photo evidence is added to publications and summarized. However, this is a lie.

StopFake project specialists were able to analyze the case and found out that the photo of Oleksii Reznikov’s vacation actually exists, but it was created back in 2020. Then, on his pages on social networks, in particular on Facebook, the official announced his  engagement. Moreover, only in the Russian segment of social networks this photo was distributed with the caption about “rest after retirement”. That is, the photo dated 2020 has no relation to the present day. The authors of the false publication simply used an old photo to create a fake story.

Thus, Russian agitprop cultivates hatred of the Ukrainian leadership, which completely allows officials of various kinds to “relax for the money of Ukrainians”. And it is precisely such actions on the part of the Ukrainian authorities that give rise to corruption - since allegedly after the official’s resignation, his trip was financed. So, by spreading such fakes, propagandists also want to show that corruption in Ukraine allegedly cannot be corrected, so it will not be accepted into the EU or NATO.

By the way, you may also read the story about how Zelenskyi allegedly travels to Poland on the “golden train”.

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