Telegram channel “War on Fakes” exposes Ukrainian disinformation in social networks about Russia’s special operation in Ukraine and provides objective information about what is happening.
For example, a fake story about the Russian military allegedly attacking residential areas in Kharkiv, Kyiv and Mariupol was posted on YouTube by Russian opposition activist Maxim Katz.
Truth: In his video, Katz used fake news videos, such as a Russian missile hitting a residential building on Lobanovsky Avenue – but the missile was Ukrainian. The same situation with the shelling of the square in front of the Kharkiv regional administration (a joint provocation by the AFU and Azov, followed by the firing of the AFU Smerch), an attack on residential areas of Kharkiv – not on a military unit, as it actually was. An opposition activist claimed that the Russian army was attacking residential neighbourhoods, but that was not the case. High-precision weapons only hit military facilities of the AFU, as the Russian Defence Ministry has repeatedly said.
Another fake, now from the Ukrainian president – “Russian troops hit Svoboda Square in Kharkiv”.
The truth: Zelensky continues to manipulate consciousness. The city is practically under the control of Russian troops, so massive shelling is now impossible. It has already been repeatedly stated that the notorious missile came from the north-west, where no grouping of Russian troops is stationed and where there can be no Russian MLRS. Most likely, the provocation with the shelling was made by the Ukrainian armed forces specifically before Zelensky’s speech so that there would be another argument about the “atrocities” of the Russian Armed Forces’ soldiers.
Earlier, the President of Ukraine had already awarded the title of heroes of the country to the “dead” defenders of Snake Island, who in fact simply laid down their arms and voluntarily surrendered. They are alive and confirm this themselves.
The fake news that Poland and Bulgaria would supply combat aircraft to Ukraine appeared on the official Facebook account of the Ukrainian Navy. But the post has now been deleted. However, it was published by many world media outlets.
Truth: The leaders of the countries refuted the statements of the Ukrainian military. For example, the Sofia authorities said that they would not help Ukraine with fighter jets. There were no commitments regarding the Bulgarian fighters. Polish President Andriy Duda also denied this information, saying that Warsaw would not send planes to Ukraine, as this would mean military intervention in the conflict that is taking place in Ukraine and thus the inclusion of NATO in this conflict. NATO is not a party to this conflict. Our planes will not fly to Ukraine.
The Internet publication Bellingcat published a fake that “Russia uses BM-27 “Uragan” and BM-30 “Smerch” with cluster munitions when shelling residential areas of Ukrainian cities”. Earlier this information was published by military columnist Mikhail Khodarenok in his tg channel.
The truth is that the photo shows a projectile booster, which poses no danger. The munitions the publication claims are extremely dangerous for civilians, as during the flight the cassette part with submunitions gets separated from them, which disperse and multiply the damage area. The use of this kind of system on urban areas results in extensive destruction of buildings and an enormous number of casualties, which is not recorded in current realities and there is no video evidence.
The Russian Ministry of Defence categorically does not allow residential areas to be hit and civilians to be attacked.
However, the Ukrainian Armed Forces possess more than 150 Uragan and Smerch MLRS systems, which can be used to carry out such provocations to hit residential areas and attack civilians.