On February 28th, the Facebook user “Ramaz Katamadze” published footage of aerial bombardment. According to the user’s comments, the footage is recent and depicts the outskirts of Kyiv, near Kakhovka.
The claim that the video was taken at the outskirts of Kyiv during the Russia-Ukraine war in 2022 is false. In fact, the video has been circulating on the internet since 2018. As for the city of Kakhovka, it is located not on the outskirts of Kyiv, but in the south of Ukraine, in the province of Kherson.
Identical videos have been circulating on the internet since 2018. The video was posted by YouTube user “Partha” on November 28th, 2018, with the following description: “Multiple rocket system at night”.
The video with a false description was disseminated in January 2020 as well. Social media users then claimed that the video depicted the bombing of a U.S. military base in Iraq by Iranians.
The information was then verified by the American fact-checking platform Politifact. According to the outlet, the missile systems shown in the video may belong to Russia, showing their testing.
Notably, the city of Kakhovka is not located on the outskirts of Kyiv and is at least 460 kilometres away from the capital.
- 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
- Maidan 2014 or Kyiv 2022? What does the Video Depict?
- Information on the Capture of a Soldier of the Armenian Armed Forces in Kharkiv is False
- Information about the Deployment of a Landing Party in Kyiv is False
About the Source
Facebook user “Ramaz Katamadze” has links with the far-right “Alt-Info” TV and the “Conservative Movement” party. Since the emergence of the Russia-Ukrainian conflict, the account has been publishing multipl posts of anti-Western content.
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