Fake Latvian cars donated to the Armed Forces of Ukraine are resold in Ukrainian car markets

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. The reports say that the donated Latvian cars of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are allegedly resold in the Ukrainian car markets. As evidence, the authors of the messages cite a commercial from tiktok, on which there is an inscription “confiscated from Latvia” and the date “13.03.2023”. It is not true.

The experts of the StopFake project drew attention to the case, having previously decided to verify the authenticity of the video. Analysts found the real video on Tiktok. However, in the original video there are no inscriptions, as in the fake one. The voice-over tells only about the availability of cars in the car market. Analysts are convinced that the authors of the messages simply overlaid the inscription “Confiscated from Latvia” on the video and, to make it more convincing, the date “13.03.2023”.

Thus, Ukrainians do not resell cars donated by Latvia. At the same time, experts explain that the cars handed over to Ukraine differ from those shown in the video.

We recall that earlier Detector Media told how propagandists use videos of the Ukrainian military in a similar way to spread anti-Ukrainian narratives.

Fake When booking hotels in Poland, they offer the option “without Ukrainians”

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Reports say that Polish hotel booking sites offer a “no Ukrainians” option. The authors of the message indicate that Ukrainians are even tired of their neighbors. A screenshot from a Polish site is also added to the publication, where you can see such an “option”. It's fake.

The fact-checkers of the VoxCheck project drew attention to the case, and found that the photo was not real, because it was edited using a special editor. Fact-checkers examined a fake screenshot, which shows several hotels, each establishment has a short description. In accordance with brief descriptions, experts found the source of the site. As the experts explained, the site does not have such an “option” as in the fake screenshot. Among the options to choose from, you can see, for example, “parking” and “playground for children”. Instead of “without Ukrainians” option, the site indicates another one - “sandbox”.

By spreading such a fake, propagandists want to demoralize Ukrainians, because they are supposedly despised in the world and even the most devoted allies want to rest without Ukrainians. Thus, the authors use ridicule tactics to discredit Ukrainians.

Fake At one of the forums, a Ukrainian woman turned to correspondents with a question about a divorce from her military husband who was transfused with “blood of moskal”

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. The reports say that allegedly a woman on one of the forums asks for advice regarding her husband, who returned from Russian captivity. The so-called request says that the man was given a blood transfusion, which means that now he has “moskal blood” (Russian blood), so the woman is thinking about a divorce. It's fake.

Specialists of the VoxCheck project got down to the case, investigated it and determined that it was a fictional story, and the screenshot was edited using a special program. As analysts explain, the author of the discussion himself denied the fake, reporting on the forum that someone took his post, changed the text, title and passed it off as a call from a Ukrainian woman for help.

Analysts also examined a fake screenshot, which shows that a user under the nickname SecretlyYours started the discussion on the forum on February 21, 2022 at 19:16. However, there is no discussion on this topic on the site, nor is it among the user's other publications. However, the author has a post for the same date and time and with the same number of comments as the post in the fake screenshot. However, the question in the original post is quite different.

By spreading such a fake, the propagandists nourish the narrative of Nazi Ukrainians who supposedly recognize only so-called “purebred Ukrainians” and despise everyone else.

We recall that Detector Media previously refuted the fake, which said that Ukraine prohibits all foreign citizens from becoming blood donors.

Fake Zelenskyi said he would feed fish in Crimea this summer

Propagandists distribute a photo, allegedly a screenshot of the Russian version of the BBC news website. According to it, the President of Ukraine said that allegedly he personally will feed the fish at the pier in Crimea this summer. It's fake.

Analysts of the Georgian project MythDetector drew attention to it. They could not find the full version of the material mentioned in the “screenshot” in the public domain. In addition, they asked the representatives of the news program if they had published such an article. Correspondents of the Russian news BBC confirmed that the image is fake. In fact, Volodymyr Zelenskyi said at a press conference on February 24 that Ukraine is mentally prepared and is getting ready in a military sense for the de-occupation of Crimea.

Thus, propagandists are trying to personally discredit the President of Ukraine. Like, he does not understand what he is talking about and has lost a sense of reality. Detector Media has already written about how the Russians are trying to destroy Zelenskyi's image with the help of manipulations and fakes.

Fake Zelenskyi was invited to speak at a drug rehabilitation center “as a good example to follow”

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, in telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Reports say Volodymyr Zelenskyi was invited to speak at the Belgian drug rehabilitation center Trempoline. The authors of the publication add screenshots from the Belgian news site that allegedly published this appeal. At the same time, the appeal says that “workers of the rehabilitation center admire Zelenskyi’s resilience, and people in treatment want to be like him”. The authors of the messages say that Zelenskyi can become an example of a “successfully rehabilitated” one. It is not true.

Analysts of the VoxCheck project investigated this case and found that the Trempoline rehabilitation center did not create such advertising, and the ads with an appeal to Volodymyr Zelenskyi were edited. A photo search on Google Images showed that only Russian news sources distributed the ads. There is also no information on the Trempoline website and social networks about the appeal to the Ukrainian president.

Propagandists systematically spread fake stories about Ukrainian officials, in particular Zelenskyi, in order to discredit him. Thus, propaganda uses the tactics of ridicule and tries to create the illusion that the leadership of Ukraine is despised in Europe. Hinting that Zelenskyi is “successfully rehabilitated”, and people who are on drug addiction treatment “want to be like him”, the authors of the messages once again call the President of Ukraine a drug addict. Previously, propagandists spread messages about fake graffiti with Zelenskyi in public places, fake magazine covers, etc.

Fake In Poland, they advertise washing powder with the image of Zelenskyi

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, in telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Reports say that an advertising campaign for washing powder with the image of Volodymyr Zelenskyi has allegedly been launched in Poland. The authors of the messages add that the commercial is broadcast on all national channels in Poland. As evidence of the publication, a likely screenshot from the commercial was attached. It is not true.

Analysts at the VoxCheck project drew attention to this case and determined that the image was edited using a graphics editor. They also checked the photo in a special tool with which one can make sure that some elements were previously added to the image. The specialists were convinced that the “screenshot” was fake, because after checking they noticed the added elements in the image. In addition, according to analysts, there was no mention of an advertising campaign or the existence of such washing powder in the foreign segment of social networks. Analysts emphasize that they came across the photo only in the Russian segment of social networks.

By spreading such a fake, propagandists want to discredit Zelenskyi, who is allegedly despised in Europe. Previously, propagandists spread messages about fake graffiti with Zelenskyi in public places, fake magazine covers, etc.

Manipulation Ukraine occupied Lithuania and other Baltic countries

Photos and videos from the Seimas of Lithuania are being circulated on social networks. They depict choristers in embroidered shirts performing the anthem of Ukraine, printed on sheets with the Ukrainian flag and coat of arms on the back. Reports say that this is evidence that Ukraine has already occupied not only Lithuania, but also other Baltic countries. This is manipulation.

In the Seimas, the anthem of Ukraine was indeed performed as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine on February 24, 2023. Fact-checkers of the Delfi project confirmed the time and place of the shooting using software. Events dedicated to the expression of solidarity with Ukraine, during which Ukrainian symbols were used, were held in many countries of the world. Therefore, this can in no way be regarded as evidence of the occupation of the Baltic countries by Ukraine. Fact-checkers note that this is not the first case of misrepresentation of information about the use of Ukrainian symbols or elements of Ukrainian culture.

Russian propaganda deliberately spreads the message about the “Ukrainization” of states that help Ukraine in order to turn their citizens against Ukrainians. Allegedly, helping Ukraine threatens to destroy their culture and identity. Earlier propagandists wrote that the Ukrainians were trying to Ukrainize Poland.

Fake The UK is trying to bring home the underage twins who left to fight in Ukraine

Photos of supposedly fifteen-year-old twin girls in military uniforms are being circulated on social networks. Reports say the UK is allegedly repatriating British twins who left home to fight in the Donbas “in a neo-Nazi battalion”. Like, the Home Office wants to return Hayley and Lottie Whiteman to their home in Swindon. Allegedly, a petition for their return “was signed by more than 400 thousand people”. It's fake.

The original source of the message is a Twitter account that systematically distributes satirical content. The comments indicate that social media users perceived this message as truthful and expressed outrage against the participation of children in the war. Screenshots of this post have also been shared on social media. Reuters fact checkers determined that the photo was taken at least six years ago and altered using photo editors. There are two women in the original photo, not underage twins.

It is likely that the fake photo was deliberately used to discredit the military personnel fighting in Ukraine. Like, the Ukrainians are so irresponsible that even children are used in the war. This is in tune with Russian propaganda narratives about the mobilization and combat training of Ukrainian teenagers.

Fake In Mykolaiv, military registration and enlistment office employees arrange competitions for the delivery of draft notices

Russian media and pro-Russian telegram channels distribute a photo of an alleged “honor board” on which they post the results of handing over draft notices. The reports claim that employees of one of the Territorial recruitment and social support centers in Mykolaiv are allegedly competing for weekend vacations in a cottage. The competition is ostensibly called the Safari draft notice. It's fake.

Fact-checkers of the StopFake project did not find any evidence that this photo is related to Mykolaiv and the Territorial recruitment and social support center. The Mykolaiv regional recruitment and social support center denied the possibility of holding such competitions among workers.

To create a fake, black-and-white photos of poor quality were used, which complicates their verification. In the photo, men are in civilian clothes, although the employees of the Territorial recruitment and social support center must be in military uniform. The fact checker suggests that these photos are generated by artificial intelligence. Actually, the use of the word “safari” in the title immediately associates negatively with the messages that men are being hunted in Ukraine.

Russian propaganda systematically parasitizes on the topic of mobilization, moreover, they use a network of agenda telegram channels for this. Propaganda uses the facts of real violations in the mobilization process to give credibility to its messages, in particular, regarding the combat training of teenagers, the mobilization of women, etc. The propagandists also claimed that the Territorial recruitment and social support center  is an illegal structure, so the draft notices are also issued illegally.

Disclosure In Milan, unknown people broke the Twitter account of the US consulate and spread a photo of the flag of Ukraine along with the Nazi one

The telegram channels of the Russian segment spread the information that the US consulate in Milan published on Twitter a photo with Ukrainian and Nazi flags, signing the publication “we all know the truth”. The authors of the messages add that the publication is not deleted, and therefore this is the official position of the United States regarding Ukraine.

In fact, the account of the US Consulate in Milan was broken and an unauthorized post was published allegedly on behalf of the consulate. After some time, the consulate representative commented on the situation and noted that the Twitter account had indeed suffered from a hacker attack by unknown persons, and the published post does not at all indicate the official position of the United States. The consulate also noted that they are working to establish the causes and bring to justice those responsible for the attack.

Fake Monkey named after Zelenskyi at Texas zoo

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, in telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Reports say that allegedly in one of the Texas private zoos, one can take a picture with a monkey named Zelenskyi for $5. Users publish photos of the monkey and tables with information about it. The authors of the report add that the monkey is dressed in “characteristic for Zelenskyi’s clothes”: a green sweater with an embroidered coat of arms of Ukraine, in this way drawing a parallel with the military uniform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It's a lie.

Analysts from the VoxCheck project investigated this case and found that the photo with the monkey data was edited using a graphic editor. Analysts tried to find the photo due to a reverse search on Google Images. Among the search results are only publications in Russian media and messages in Russian social networks that are blocked in Ukraine. In the Ukrainian segment or foreign, such a photo was not published.

Fact-checkers also found the original photo and made sure: the photo was reflected in the photo editor, the color of the monkey's outerwear was changed and the State Emblem of Ukraine was added.

By spreading such a fake, propagandists want to discredit Zelenskyi, who is allegedly despised in the West. Previously, propagandists spread messages about fake graffiti with Zelenskyi in public places, fake magazine covers, etc.

Fake Eulenspiegel, the German magazine, created a cover about the Olympic Games with “outraged” Ukrainians

The allegedly new cover of the German humor magazine Eulenspiegel is being circulated online. The cover illustrated representatives of the LGBTI community and Ukrainians holding on to the Olympic rings with the inscription: “Tug of war during the Olympic Games!”. It is not true.

Analysts of the VoxCheck project investigated this case and found that there are no issues with such a cover on the website of the magazine and on pages in social networks.

Ukraine may boycott the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris due to the position of the International Olympic Committee and the admission of athletes from Russia and Belarus to participate in international competitions. Volodymyr Zelenskyi wrote a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron and called on the organizers not to allow Russia to use “any other international sporting event to promote aggression or its own state chauvinism”.

Propagandists spread this fake to show how Ukraine is not supported by foreign countries and believe that it is “pulling the rope on itself”, that is, it wants to get more attention, for example, to increase international support.

Fake Ukrainians ask Putin to “regain their common sense”

Such a fake was spread on social networks, including the Georgian segment of Facebook. The report says that a rally was held in Poland, where Ukrainians asked Putin for help. The authors of the message add to the publication a photo where people are holding a poster with the inscription: “Putin, give us back common sense”. It is not true.

Analysts of the Myth Detector project investigated this case and found that the photo was taken using a graphic editor, the inscription was superimposed on the original photo. The real photo was taken in Warsaw during the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine in 2014. The rally was organized by the public movement “Euromaidan” in Warsaw. The participants went to the Embassy of Ukraine in Warsaw and honored the memory of those who died during the events of the Revolution of Dignity. Deputies of the Polish Seimas, in particular, joined the action.

The real photos show posters with the following slogans: “Support of the Poles’ hearts is the result of the Ukrainians’s gratitude” and “Let us unite in the fight against the aggression of a common enemy - Putin”.

Fake In Ukraine, wheelchairs are advertised as a way to avoid mobilization

Information is spreading on social networks that a Ukrainian medical equipment store allegedly advertises wheelchairs as an opportunity to avoid mobilization. On the screenshot of the “advertisement”, the inscription is visible: “If you are in a wheelchair, no one will hand you a draft notice! Zelenskyi doesn’t get another 200”. Also, one can see a crossed-out photo of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi. It's fake.

The ad image was intentionally edited in a photo editor. The chain of stores of medical equipment, orthopedic products and health products Med-magazin.ua noted on its Facebook page that it had never used such content to advertise the store. In addition, the company noticed that the fake image was mainly distributed in Russian groups. StopFake's fact-checkers made sure that the chain of stores had never really created such advertising campaigns on social networks. The store now has four active advertising campaigns, but none of them is about “the ability to avoid mobilization”.

Russian propaganda systematically manipulates the topic of mobilization. They say that women, children and even dogs are forcibly mobilized in Ukraine, and the hunt for men continues. Thus, propagandists are trying to form a negative attitude of Ukrainians towards military service and discredit the Ukrainian army.

Fake On their covers, British newspapers published cartoons of Zelenskyi's visit

Telegram channels circulated reports that allegedly after the visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi to London, the British newspapers Evening Standard and The Times published cartoons of him on the front pages.

Like, the Evening Standard newspaper published how Zelenskyi was pulling the plane after the visit, and The Times published a cartoon showing the hypocrisy of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron. Allegedly, their “yes” to Zelenskyi’s pleas for the provision of fighter jets really means one big “No”.

In fact, none of these British newspapers published cartoons of Zelenskyi on their front pages.

The Evening Standard newspaper published on the front page how Rishi Sunak warmly hugs Zelenskyi. In another photo, they are walking together in London.

The Times on its front page on February 9 published a portrait of Zelenskyi with the victory gesture once shown by Winston Churchill. On February 10, The Times published an op-ed by Ros Clarke in the “Comments” section, illustrated with a cartoon depicting Zelenskyi with European leaders, but it was not brought to the front page.

With these fake first columns, Russia is imposing its own interpretation of Zelenskyi's visit to the UK, France and Belgium on the audience. Immediately after the visit, propagandists wrote on telegram channels that Zelenskyi was photographed against the backdrop of a British tank - this is the maximum that he can get from the trip; a visit to the European Parliament will not bring results; Zelenskyi will travel more in Europe in 2023, in particular because of the elections; Zelenskyi’s trip to Europe “extinguishes” the corruption scandal in Ukraine.

Detector Media has collected images of all the front pages of British publications, which depicted the visit of the President of Ukraine to London.

Fake In Poland, anti-Ukrainian billboards were found

Russian publications distribute photos that allegedly depict a billboard with the Polish words “To nie jest nasza wojna” (This is not our war) against the background of the Ukrainian and Russian flags. The poster also features prosthetic legs wearing khaki trousers. According to propagandists, the poster symbolizes Poland's desire “to distance” itself from the war. It's fake.

StopFake and mythdetector.ge report that this photo was taken with the help of the Mediamodifier website. On it, one can insert any photo into the billboard template and the image search confirms this. The basis of the template is one image.

With such messages, Russian propaganda wants to illustrate Poland as an enemy of Ukraine, and that Polish people are tired of the war. The narrative about “Poland the aggressor” is one of the most widespread in Russian propaganda at the moment. By spreading such messages, Russia seeks to reinforce the view that even Ukraine's most loyal partners in this war are getting tired of it and will soon stop helping with money and weapons.

Fake In Brussels, they created a graffiti with Zelenskyi “devouring” tanks

Russian media and pro-Russian telegram channels are circulating a photograph allegedly taken in Brussels. Like, a group of artists from Poland made a new drawing that continues the series of their work on the streets of cities. It's fake.

There is no such graffiti. Propagandists write that a “group of Polish artists” had previously created graffiti about Zelenskyi in Madrid and Warsaw. However, the photos of these graffiti were created with photo editors. Just like the fake graffiti in New York and Paris.

Thus, Russian propaganda uses ridicule tactics to discredit the President of Ukraine. Like, Zelenskyi is despised and ridiculed abroad, so Ukrainians should be ashamed of their leader. Propagandists also stir up internal disputes because of the likes and dislikes of Ukrainians towards Zelenskyi.

Disclosure Fake correspondence about “the sale of a Ukrainian boy” for intimacy was spread on the network

In closed Russian telegram channels, a message was circulated that it was allegedly possible to “agree” on several hours of intimacy with an “orphan from Ukraine”. Like, the cost of such a “service” is 250 thousand rubles. These messages also made their way into the Ukrainian segment of the telegram. The messages also supposedly contained screenshots of “correspondence” about the “transaction”. In particular, it was about the participation of the child in the filming of porn videos. The interlocutors describe the age of the boy as “going to school soon”.

Dmytro Lubinets, an Ombudsman, published a post with screenshots on his telegram channel and turned to the National police with a request to find out the details of the case. The National police denied the information. From the primary sources, the message about the “sale” of the child was deleted.

The cyber police of Ukraine found out that the child, whose photo was used to create a fake, was really born and lives in Russia. The boy, under the supervision of his mother, works as a model and advertises clothes and shoes, so his photo is freely available.

Earlier, Detector Media told how Russian propaganda justifies the deportation of Ukrainian children. According to the latest data, the Russians forcibly deported at least sixteen thousand children (according to other sources, this figure reaches more than seven hundred thousand). The crimes of the Russian army, including those against Ukrainian children, are being investigated by the UN.

Fake Artillery soldier Marharyta Rivchachenko was taken prisoner

A message about allegedly captured Ukrainian soldiers was circulated on telegram channels. The message on the channel said that Marharyta Rivchachenko, an artillery soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the call sign “Sakura”, fired at residential areas of Donetsk with a mortar and was punished for that. The authors of the messages add a likely photo to the publication, which should indicate that Marharyta is in captivity. However, this is not true.

The Kharkiv anti-corruption center investigated this case and contacted Marharyta to refute the fake. She confirmed that she was not in captivity and added that, firstly, she was a press officer, not an artillery female soldier. Secondly, the invaders came up with the call sign of the press officer given in the fake publication. Her real call sign is “Afina” (Athena). Moreover, Marharyta is convinced that the photo, supposedly proof of being taken prisoner, is not real. Since there is neither a face nor the corresponding chevrons that could belong to a fighter.

By spreading this fake, Russian propagandists are trying to show how they successfully fight the Ukrainian army and publish their “trophies” - supposedly Ukrainian military taken prisoner. However, as experience shows, this information is often not true. Also, by constantly spreading messages with prisoners, propaganda seeks to confirm the narrative that the Ukrainian army is weak.

Disclosure On Telegram, fake channels of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to have been created

Reports are circulating on the net that the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine allegedly decided to create telegram channels with “official information” about the activity of enemy aircraft and the movement of drones.

The Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine denied this information: “The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine does not have any telegram channels that reflect the air situation, the movement of enemy air targets, the work of air defense, etc”. The department also urged administrators running fake pages on social networks not to use official Air Force symbols or photos of officials to promote their information platforms.

Official information platforms of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kpszsu

Telegram: https://t.me/kpszsu

Instagram: instagram.com/air.force.ua.official

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KpsZSU

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfg-2zTad5ZVU1fQEtT6DSA

Fake Ukrainians wish death to Russian children

Anonymous telegram channels and propaganda media distribute photos of chocolate bars produced in Ukraine. The wrapper depicts a boy in a communication helmet with a mourning ribbon. Allegedly, the chocolate is called “Alioshka's death”. They say that the real boy Oleksii from the Belhorod region of Russia, who greeted the Russian military, became the prototype of the cover. Now they want him to die for it. It is not true.

This photo is fake. It was first posted on a pro-Russian Twitter account. The description noted: “Ukrainians wish death to a child because he is proud of his country”. According to the Center for strategic communications and information security, the account is a channel for the distribution of anti-Ukrainian and anti-American propaganda in English. A significant part of the publications are memes, collages and other graphic content. Further, the fake was spread by other pro-Russian accounts. The story about the boy was indeed in the Russian media space in the spring of 2022. Russian TV channels filmed stories about him, including about the boy's meeting with the Russian military and a photo shoot in military uniform.

Russian propaganda has used the symbolism of the image of a child proud of its defenders to dehumanize Ukrainians in the eyes of Russians. Propaganda has already used similar tactics to promote the message that Ukrainians want to destroy all Russians, including children.

Fake In Kyiv, they offer a promotion for the military - the third coffin for free

The Russian media and social networks are allegedly circulating a screenshot of an advertisement for the Kyiv ritual service “PE Priadko”. The advertisement refers to a “special promotion for the military and their families” with an offer to buy two coffins and get a third one for free. The reports also note that funeral services are one of the most “prosperous” areas in Ukraine. It's fake.

Funeral service “PE Priadko” did not order advertising with such content. Advertisers encourage the audience to join the group and stay tuned for future promotions. That is, advertising is focused on distribution in social networks. However, StopFake journalists found out that the Facebook and Instagram pages of Priadko's Funeral Service in Kyiv have never created advertising campaigns. There is no information about the “promotion” on the official resources of the ritual service either. The photo shared on the web has been edited with photo editors.

Thus, propagandists once again resort to emotional pressure on Ukrainians and manipulate the topic of losses in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Earlier, Russian propaganda spread messages that a new morgue was being opened in Zaporizhzhia due to heavy losses at the front, they also spread the message that the losses are colossal and they did not even count bodies of dead Ukrainian soldiers near Bakhmut. Like, the Ukrainian authorities are lying to the Ukrainians that there are no losses in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Fake In Serbian Airlines, they introduced the flight “Belgrade - Kyiv, Russia”

Such messages were circulated on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. The message says that the board at the Serbian airport shows a flight to Kyiv, but it is indicated that this is a Russian city. In Europe, Kyiv is no longer recognized as Ukrainian. The reports add that the board of the airport also reflects another flight: “Belgrade - Kosovo, Serbia”. However, such flights do not exist, this is not true.

The fact-checkers of the VoxCheck project drew attention to the case. According to them, the authors of the messages used special editors to create a photo fake. Analysts are convinced that this is indicated by the following signs:

- flight numbers. Each flight number consists of letters and numbers. The letters indicate the airline carrying out the transportation. Number W64051, which allegedly belongs to the flight “Belgrade - Kosovo, Serbia” really belongs to the flight from Belgrade to Basel, Germany (MLH). A different number is assigned to a flight from Belgrade to Vienna, Austria, but by no means “Belgrad - Kyiv, Russia”;

-use of state names instead of cities. Typically, a flight route consists of the names of cities in which airports are located. However, this board indicates the direction “Kosovo”, although Kosovo is a partially recognized state, not a city. Same with Russia and Serbia, which are states, not cities;

- country flags instead of airline logos. On all flights, the display next to the departure time shows airline logos, except for the first two.

By spreading this fake, propagandists are trying to distort reality and wishful thinking: allegedly Europe no longer recognizes the independence of Ukraine and considers Ukrainian cities to be Russia.

Fake At the Berlin zoo, a sign was hung asking them not to feed the leopards with “Zelenskyi’s idle chatter”

Kremlin media are spreading a photo of a sign purporting to be in a Berlin zoo asking them not to feed the leopards with “Zelensky’s empty chatter because the animals might vomit”.  This information was also shared on social media. Some users are convinced that the zoo is protesting against the supply of Leopard tanks to Ukraine. In the picture distributed by the propaganda media, there is a man with a signboard with the corresponding inscription behind him. However, this is fake.

StopFake analysts conducted an investigation and found that the photo was actually edited. Due to a search using the hashtag #berlinzoo, it was possible to find the original image. There really is a sign there, but it only has the name and logo of the zoo.

Recently, the West agreed on a new package of military assistance to Ukraine, so Russia reacted to it by new falsifications. Prior to this, the Kremlin media called arms supplies to Ukraine a “theatrical performance” and insisted that the West was actually sending scrap metal to the battlefield. By spreading such fakes, propagandists seek to create the appearance that the level of support for Ukraine in the world is declining. Allegedly, everyone is against new arms supplies to Ukraine.

Fake Near Soledar, the American M1 Abrams tank was destroyed by Russians

This message is being spread by propagandists on social networks and telegram channels. The report says that the Russian military near Soledar destroyed the first American M1 Abrams tank from the RPG-18 Mukha. It is not true.

As experts from the Center for countering disinformation explain, the occupiers used an old photo that was not even taken in Ukraine. Moreover, the US has not yet handed over a single such tank to Ukraine, which makes it impossible to destroy it.

Propagandists are spreading this fake in order to distort reality and show that Ukraine is constantly losing and even powerful American equipment does not help, because the Russians are successfully destroying it. Against the background of previously initiated military assistance from the United States, Russian propaganda is trying to convince people that all weapons are ineffective and can be easily destroyed.