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Fake In response to its advertising campaign, Louis Vuitton urged Ukrainians to “learn geography”

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. French brand Louis Vuitton, as part of its advertising campaign, has reportedly posted a story on Instagram “learn geography” in Ukrainian language. Like, this is the answer of the fashion house to the indignation of Ukrainians regarding the choice of colors for the advertising campaign. As evidence, the authors of the messages add a screenshot from the Louis Vuitton articles to the publications. It is not true.

The fact-checkers of the VoxCheck project investigated this case and found that the screenshot was edited using a graphics editor. As fact-checkers say, they find such a “screenshot” only in the Russian segment of social networks. At the same time, Louis Vuitton did not comment on the reactions of the Ukrainians.

In their #LVFW23 advertising campaign, the fashion house presented the flag in the colors of the national flag of France (blue, white and red). They also added black, which is captured in the brand's signature letter “V”. Propagandists immediately began to say that France supports Russia and the so-called DNR, which uses the same colors in its advertising campaign. However, the fashion house did not comment on the decision to create such an advertising campaign.

Fake The New European, British newspaper, dedicated its cover to Zelenskyi who is sitting on the lap of the Dalai Lama

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Reports say British weekly newspaper The New European has published a cover purporting to show Volodymyr Zelenskyi sitting on the Dalai Lama's lap with a disgruntled British prime minister standing by. Also, on the cover there is the inscription: “How much money is a Briton willing to pay to end the “Ukrainian crisis””. This is not true.

The fact-checkers of the Center for Counteracting Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council drew attention to the case, and determined that such a cover does not exist. Fact-checkers went to the official website of the publication and found that the indicated number of the newspaper on the fake cover (No. 337) had not even been published yet. Now on the official website there is only a newspaper under the number 336.

Propagandists systematically spread fake stories about Ukrainian officials, in particular Zelenskyi, in order to discredit him. Thus, Russian propaganda uses the tactics of ridicule and tries to create the illusion that the leadership of Ukraine is despised in Europe. Previously, propagandists spread messages about fake graffiti with Zelenskyi in public places, fake magazine covers, etc.

For example, earlier analysts of Detector Media refuted the fake about another cover with the image of Zelenskyi who was numb from the evil Jesus and Putin.

Fake On its cover, Charlie Hebdo depicted Zelenskyi as a symbol of mockery of the Ukrainian church

A photo of the cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which depicts Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi, Russian President Volodymyr Putin and Jesus Christ, is circulating on social networks. A description is added to the photo that the cover symbolizes Zelenskyi's “church race”, which angered even Jesus Christ, whom Putin supposedly calms down and says: “Don't! We'll figure it out ourselves!”. In fact, Charlie Hebdo never published an issue with this cover.

 Analysts at the Myth Detector project found that the cover published by the French satirical magazine on April 5 does not match the published versions, and there are no similar cartoons on the covers of Charlie Hebdo special issues. Charlie Hebdo's circulated cover bears a serial number (1603) and a release date of April 5. According to the official website of the publication, on April 5, a magazine with serial number 1602 was released, which has a different design. The cover is on the theme of the protests caused by the new pension reform in France.

This is not the first time Russian propaganda has been distributing fabricated covers of various Western publications, which allegedly mock the Ukrainian president. Thus, Russian propaganda seeks to discredit Volodymyr Zelenskyi and create the appearance that the level of trust in the Ukrainian president will fall in the West. Like, the Western community is already beginning to understand “who he really is”.

Fake In Milan, a stand with Zelenskyi who “absorbs money” was installed

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, in telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Reports say that a stand with Zelenskyi has been set up in Milan, which “absorbs money” through the nostril. As proof, the authors attach a shot to their messages, in which people try to move money through the nostril, and a special mechanism “absorbs” them. It is not true.

The Center for Counteracting Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council says that the video is not real, since there is no such stand that “takes money” from behind a nostril in Milan. In particular, experts cite a number of signs of a fabricated video:

One of the fragments clearly shows how a couple of venerable age has an “unnatural look”;

The “video material” itself is glued together from many frames, since in this way the authors sought to hide the ongoing manipulations with the video. There was no clear shot from start to finish.

Fake Numb to the evil Jesus and Putin, Zelenskyi was featured on the cover of “Charlie Hebdo” satirical newspaper

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Reports say the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo featured Zelenskyi on the cover, numb to the “evil Jesus” and Putin trying to “keep” Jesus from attacking Zelenskyi. It is not true.

The Center for Counteracting Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council says that such a cover does not exist. Fact-checkers went to the official website of the newspaper, and did not find a similar cover. Also, the unreliability of the column is confirmed by the fact that on April 05, 2023 No.1602 was published, but not No.1603, as indicated on the fake cover.

Propagandists systematically spread fake stories about Ukrainian officials, in particular Zelenskyi, in order to discredit him. Thus, Russian propaganda uses the tactics of ridicule and tries to create the illusion that the leadership of Ukraine is despised in Europe. Previously, propagandists spread messages about fake graffiti with Zelenskyi in public places, fake magazine covers, etc.

Fake Zelenskyi steals Easter from the French, the French edition of Courrier International dedicated the cover to it

Pro-Russian telegram channels are distributing a seemingly new cover of the French weekly Courrier International, in which Zelenskyi, with the words “Ukraine needs it more”, steals Easter eggs from French children. Like, the local taxpayers spend a lot of money on the whims of Zelenskyi to support Ukraine. However, this is not true.

According to experts from the Center for Counteracting Disinformation under the National Security and Defense Council, the weekly Courrier International has never been published with such a cover. One can verify this by checking the official website of the publication. Another confirmation of the inauthenticity of the cover is that it was published in edition number 1692, although the edition with this number is planned to be released only on April 6, 2023.

This disinformation campaign is aimed at discrediting Ukraine and its President in the eyes of the world community. Let us recall that this is not the first time Russian propaganda has promoted fake covers to denigrate Zelenskyi's reputation. The French cartoon magazine “Charlie Hebdo”, the German satirical magazine “Titanic”, the American weekly “Newsweek”, the French magazine “FRANC-TIREUR” and others have already been used to spread such fakes.

Fake Bakhmut’s encirclement is good, Elon Musk commented on Twitter

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Reports say that Elon Musk tweeted that Bakhmut was “almost surrounded and it’s good”. It is not true.

The fact-checkers of the VoxCheck project drew attention to the case, and determined that the comment “and it’s good” was about a different thread, and not about Bakhmut. As the fact-checkers explain, Elon Musk wrote the comment “It’s good” in response to one of the users, and this can be seen from the screenshots distributed by propagandists. Through searching, they found exactly this answer. It has nothing to do with Bakhmut, because Musk's comment is in the thread about mattresses that can regulate the temperature.

Fake On the covers of their recent publications, the American Newsweek and the French FRANC-TIREUR ridiculed Zelenskyi

Propagandists distribute photos, allegedly foreign publications, namely the American magazine Newsweek and the French magazine FRANC-TIREUR on March 21 came out with covers that ridicule the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi. Like, the meeting between the President of Russia and the leader of China left him behind the geopolitical trends. It's fake.

Analysts of the Georgian project MythDetector drew attention to it. They found out that the special edition of Newsweek, as stated on the fake cover, was not published on March 21st. Moreover, there are no regular editions of the magazine with this date, as the official website of the American Newsweek shows. On the FRANC-TIREUR website, it is also impossible to find a cover that is being distributed by propagandists.

Thus, they are trying to discredit the President of Ukraine and show that even in the West they supposedly understand what a geopolitical defeat Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow has become for them. This cover game is part of the disinformation campaign associated with this visit. Detector Media wrote about its main messages, including how Russia is trying to present it as a sign of a productive rapprochement.

Fake Britney Spears’ Instagram page banned for Russia-supporting post

Propagandists are spreading information that the Instagram account of the American pop start Britney Spears was blocked for a post in which she expresses support for Russia in the war against Ukraine. Like, this is how American freedom of speech works, oppressing critics. It's fake.

According to a “screenshot” of the post that allegedly banned Spears' account, the singer “believes that Western media coverage of the crisis in Ukraine has the sole purpose of fueling the war”. In addition, she allegedly stated that she believes in “freedom from Western hegemony and controlling capitalist oligarchs [US media]”. At the end, Spears allegedly said that “Ukraine has been bombing Donbas since April 2014 and NOBODY has said a word”.

Analysts of The Insider project drew attention to the fake after it appeared on Russian television. They found out that the post was not real, and the singer deleted her Instagram page on her own, which she does regularly. In addition, the fakeness is indicated by the fact that not a single popular American show business media (for example, TMZ or Entertainment Tonight) wrote about the post. The fake was even refuted by some propaganda media.

Thus, Russian propagandists want to convince that the American elites are gradually turning away from Ukraine, and American freedom of speech is hypocritical. Like, how can the American government help Ukraine if it humiliates its own citizens. However, in this case, the propagandists created a fake that even they did not believe. Detector Media has previously written about other similar messages, for example, that Ukrainians are Nazis because they choose big dogs.

Fake Kamala Harris believes that Joe Biden's “inadequate behavior” is the business of the Russian special services

Propagandists distribute a “screenshot” of the website of the Russian-language service “Voice of America”. It depicts an “article” stating that, according to US Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden's “inappropriate behavior” is the work of Russian intelligence agencies. It's fake.

Analysts of the MythDetector project drew attention to it. They found out that the photos were not real. In addition, although the “screenshot” refers to Agence France-Presse (AFP) as the primary source, they do not have such articles. Analysts also contacted the Russian-language edition of the Voice of America, which denied the existence of such a publication.

Thus, Russian propagandists want to convince everyone that the West paranoidly blames Russia for all its mistakes, even if it is about the “inadequacy” of the president. Like, Joe Biden barely speaks, so how can he be considered the leader of the free world? This rhetoric is consistent with the messages spread by supporters of the ex-President of the United States Donald Trump, who are supporters of conspiracy theories. It is with them that this fake “plays”.

Fake Austrian shopping malls oppose involvement in war in Ukraine

Propagandists distribute a video allegedly filmed in one of the shopping centers in Vienna. It shows a TV screen, which shows the inscription “Nicht unser Krieg” (Not our war) against the background of the Austrian flag. Like, the Austrians do not want to support Ukraine. It's fake.

Analysts of the VoxCheck project drew attention to it. They found out that the photo with the inscription contained traces of inept editing. In particular, the pixels on the “screen” are uneven and moved out, which is impossible in a real screen. Moreover, on other screens shown in the video, you can see an advertisement for a waste reduction project in the Turmstraße residential center of the Mitte district in the city of Berlin. In addition, one of the Twitter users found out that the shopping center where the photo was taken is not in Vienna, but in Berlin.

Thus, Russian propagandists want to convince Ukrainians that Europeans are war-weary. Like, the Austrians do not want to help Ukraine. However, the Ukrainian diaspora in Vienna is actively implementing a number of projects that are of high interest among ordinary Austrians.

Fake The Russians “hit” the tank “Leopard2A5” near Vuhledar

Such information was disseminated in social networks, in particular, on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Reports say the Russians “hit” a Leopard2A5 tank with an RPG-76. As evidence, the authors of the messages add to the publication a photograph of an allegedly Russian military man who is aiming at a Leopard2A5 tank. At the same time, there is a patch with the flag of Russia on the military uniform. It's a lie.

The fact-checkers of the VoxCheck project investigated the case and found out that the photo actually depicts a Lebanese military and Israeli Merkava tank, and a patch with the Russian flag was added in a photo editor.

The fact checkers decided to find the real photo through a reverse image search using the TinEye tool. Among the results of the search is a publication on the Twitter of the Lebanese Armed Forces, from where the propagandists took the photo.

Earlier, analysts of Detector Media denied the fake, which said that the Russians allegedly destroyed the first Leopard tank on the battlefield.

Fake Newsweek and Franc-Tireur dedicated their covers to Zelenskyi who contemplates the meeting between Putin and Xi Jinping from a burning room or sitting on fallen Ukrainian soldiers

Such a message was circulated on social networks, in particular on telegram channels broadcasting pro-Kremlin rhetoric. Newsweek and Franc-Tireur have dedicated their covers to Zelenskyi, who is watching the meeting between Putin and Xi Jinping from a burning room or sitting on fallen Ukrainian soldiers, reports say. As proof, the authors add a screenshot supposedly from real magazine covers. It is not true.

The Center for Counteracting Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council explained that neither Newsweek nor Franc-Tireur published such covers. Fact-checkers were convinced of this when they went to the official websites of both publications. Fact-checkers did not find similar covers on the site. Experts also note that none of the publications printed editions were dated 21.03.2023 as indicated on the fake covers.

Propagandists systematically spread fake stories about Ukrainian officials, in particular Zelenskyi, in order to discredit him. Thus, Russian propaganda uses the tactics of ridicule and tries to create the illusion that the leadership of Ukraine is despised in Europe. Previously, propagandists spread messages about fake graffiti with Zelenskyi in public places, fake magazine covers, etc.

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.