Fake off After Kherson was liberated, a video went viral on social media showing a POW
A soldier raises the Ukrainian flag during the November 14 visit of Volodymyr Zelensky to the city of Kherson. — UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/AFP
- On Twitter, Telegram or TikTok, a very viral video has circulated showing a Ukrainian soldier, yellow armband on his arm, with a prisoner, face half-bandaged and hands tied, sparking outrage from accounts sharing pro-Russian content.
- This video was shared on November 12, 2022 on the Ukrainian Armed Forces (ZSU) Telegram channel.
- Based on a translation by a Ukrainian speaker we contacted, it is explained on this Telegram channel that the Ukrainian army “found the first copies of 'disguised' mobilizers in Kherson”.
Nine months after the capture of Kherson, the Ukrainian army announced entered the regional capital on November 11, after the withdrawal of Russian forces. On social networks, on November 12, a video began. to circulating showing an apparently Ukrainian soldier, yellow armband on the arm, one of the colors of the Ukrainian flag, with a prisoner, face to face. half bandaged and hands tied. In this 30-second video, the soldier speaks to side of the prisoner, strokes his hair, shows his passport and gives him a flick on the forehead. the end.
Screenshots of tweets showing the video of the Ukrainian soldier and the prisoner. – Screenshot/Twitter
Shared by accounts with pro-Russian content, this video has been relayed to denounce the “bastards”, “liberators of Kherson” A post strikes: “May you receive the currency of your humiliations. Shame on; all who support this vermin.” In the same tone, another publication states: “They start what they excel at”, and also criticizes the European support: “And to say that VdL (Von der Layen, the President of the European Commission) happily sends Europeans’s money to these wretches. »
Based on our research, this video appears authentic. She has been shared on November 12, 2022 on the Ukrainian Armed Forces (ZSU) Telegram channel, @operativnoZSU, followed by more than 510,000 subscribers. Recent publications show Volodymyr Zelensky visiting Kherson.
According to the information provided on this video, its origin would come from a TikTok @bruttalzsu account, an account that is not visible on the Chinese social network. But the video is also going viral on TikTok.
Man arrested for “threatening Ukrainian people”
< p>According to a translation made by a Ukrainian speaker whom we contacted, it is explained; on the Telegram channel of the Ukrainian armed forces that the army “found the first specimens of mobilized 'disguised' at; Kherson”. In this video, a soldier explains that the man “ helped tankers » and that it « threatened the Ukrainian population”, while a military passport is shown. The man is also insulted. according to the translation.
Screenshot from the video on the Telegram channel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. – Screenshot/Telegram
Another video on this channel shows again this prisoner man, lying in a trailer, with other prisoners. Earlier this week, the Ukrainian intelligence service announced that to have stopped to Kherson a Russian soldier “in disguise in civilian clothes, amid fears that soldiers from Moscow are still present in the city.
Since the Russian invasion, many prisoners of war captured by both parties are subject to; torture and ill-treatment, alerted the UN on November 15, although Russia and Ukraine have both ratified the 1954 Geneva Convention on prisoners of war.