Beware of fake images that circulate on social networks

Vladimir Putin said this Thursday morning, February 24th, “Military operations“In Ukraine. Since then, Russian troops have continued to advance in Ukrainian territory, and Russian aerial operations are underway.

In the war of this image, many videos are distributed on social networks. And many have nothing to do with the current conflict.

Hijacked Russian military parade

Videos that are widely shared, especially on social networks Some foreign mediaIs supposed to show a Russian bomber flying very low over the city of Kiev.

The publication states that the Palestinian media shows Russian bombers flying over Kiev. This is wrong. These are the rehearsals of the Russian military parade in 2020.  (TWITTERSCREEN CAPTURE)

Other than that … These are actually rehearsals of a military parade in Russia dating back to 2020.

Hijacked Russian military exercises

Another video, still widely shared on social media, claims to show that hundreds of Russian Airborne Troops are deployed near Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city.

This video is intended to showcase hundreds of Russian Airborne Troops near Kharkov, Ukraine. This is a mistake and is actually a military exercise.  (Twitter screen capture)

Other than that … It’s actually a military exercise. This video was already published on Twitter in 2018 and also in 2016.

Russian flag with strong symbolism dating back to 2014

Photos shared on social media show a man in military uniform planting the Russian flag in a building in Kharkov, Ukraine’s second largest city. This photo is symbolic on social networks and is presented as a Russian lightning invasion.

This image shows a man holding the Russian flag on a building in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city. Except that the date in this photo is from 2014.  (CAPTURE SCREEN TWITTER)

Other than that … These images are a complete annexation of Crimea by the Russians and are from March 1, 2014. There are pro-Russian demonstrators attacking Kharkov Governorate, Ukraine’s second largest city.

Image of diverted video game

Some videos show images of collisions and missiles that would have been taken in Ukraine today.

The first is this video aimed at showing a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile launched last night.

This image should show the behavior of Ukrainian anti-aircraft missiles. However, this is a promotional video for a video game released last December.  (Twitter screen capture)

Other than that … These are images from a war video game, warthunder More precisely, it’s a promotional video for a new version of the game released last December.

Another video is intended to show that Russian planes are trying to avoid a Ukrainian fire.

This video is intended to show a Russian plane trying to avoid a Ukrainian fire. However, it is an image from a video game of Tactical Shooter released in 2013.  (CAPTURE SCREEN TWITTER)

Other than that … This video is also taken from a video game, weapon.. This is a tactical shooter released in 2013, and this is not the first time an image of this game has been hijacked during an armed conflict. By 2020, game images were already in use To explain the dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan.