On February 26th, a video depicting a tank moving in the city streets getting attacked by the so-called “Molotov cocktails” went viral on Georgian social media. The video was shared by the users “Greg Ksiazek, Berdia Kalandia, Ієромонах Нектарій Мчедлідзе, politician Giorgi Baramidze and TV25. According to Greg Ksiazek, the video depicted the outskirts of Kyiv. The descriptions of Berdia Kalandia, TV25 and Giorgi Baramidze do not indicate the location of the incident, although the posts mention that this is the way how Ukrainians repel the Russian tanks.
The video is being disseminated with an incorrect description. In fact, instead of 2022, the footage was taken during the Maidan events in 2014.
The video was actually recorded in 2014 and depicts the Maidan events in Kyiv.
The same footage with an incorrect description was used during the large-scale protests in Kazakhstan in January 2022.
The footage was falsely attributed to the situation in Almaty. The information was then verified by the Kazakh outlet kyzylorda-news.kz.
For more information about the local stream of disinformation around the Russia-Ukrainian conflict, see the following materials:
- The Photo from 2014 Used to Illustrate the Siege of Kharkiv during the 2022 War
- A Video of the 2020 Russian Parade is Used to Falsely Illustrate the Attack on Ukraine
- The Video from 2016 Disseminated with a False Description in the Context of the Ukrainian War
- The Alleged Video of the Mariupol Bombing Disseminated with a False Description
- Pro-Kremlin “Alt-Info” Shows Footage of Chemical Warehouse Explosion in China while Talking about the Russia-Ukraine War
- Instead of the Russia-Ukraine War, the Video Depicts Scenes from the Video Game “War Thunder”
- Disinformation About the Entry of the Russian Fleet and the Aerial Forces in Odessa
- U.S. Military Aid to Ukraine in 2022 or Brighton Pride in 2005?
- Did Joe Biden Unfollow Putin on Twitter?
- Information about the Death of Georgian Fighters in Ukraine is Disseminated without Indicating the Date
- 2017 Video of “NewsFront” Is Used to Illustrate the 2022 War in Ukraine
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