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Description of the fake LIE
The command of the Azov brigade announced the recruitment of French citizens to its ranks; propaganda leaflets with the emblem of the unit and a portrait of President of Ukraine Zelenskyy are distributed on the streets of Paris. This news story is being spread by Russian media and Kremlin Telegram channels.
There is no information on recruiting in France either on the official website of the unit or on their page on the X network (former Twitter), according to the fact-checkers of the BezBrekhni project.
As for the supposedly French version of the site, this is also a falsification. The website is copied from the real site of the Azov division, but several details give out a fake:
- The website generally reproduces the original, but unlike it, its main page is designed in yellow colouring with the flags of Azov. The remaining pages have a white background. The original website is designed in the military-style colours: olive, shades of green, black, gray.
- Similarly, the questionnaire on the fake site stands out: it is just an ordinary Google form with a screensaver with the President of Ukraine. In the original version, the questionnaires have a different structure, which contains original features, and not template ones, as on the fake platform.
- Volodymyr Zelenskyy has no direct relation to the unit. Azov does not use his image in its events, advertising, and informing measures.
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