FAKE ALERT: “The Russians captured a ‘French mercenary’ who fought on the side of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.”

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Description of the fake LIE

In the Lyptsi district of the Kharkiv region, the Russian army soldiers captured a “French mercenary” from the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The fighter answers in French, gets out of the trench, and lies down on the ground. This video was published by the Russian Embassy in the Republic of South Africa on the X social network.

Refutation TRUTH

The French Embassy in South Africa called the video a fake and advised Russian actors to learn French:

“Colleagues, you have been spreading fake news for some time and we are now used to this rather undiplomatic practice. However, this one is particularly ridiculous.

We suggest your actors work on their accent with some French classes at Alliance française.”


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