Russia has shown how many "really died in the Armed Forces" and disgraced itself with a fake. Photo fact
Russian propagandists have launched another fake about the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The occupiers posted on Telegram channels an alleged announcement of upcoming Ukrainian Premier League matches, which "will be held in memory of the 300,000 fallen Ukrainian heroes".
The clumsily made short video was instantly shared by pro-Russian social media. In particular, Vladimir Solovyov posted it on his account, writing that "the message was immediately erased, but the Internet remembers everything".
The Ukrainian Football Association has already published a refutation on its Instagram account.
"In order to divert attention from its own large-scale losses in the war of aggression against Ukraine, the country '404' invented a primitive fake about the UAF and three memorial matches of UPL clubs with empty stands," the statement reads.
Ukrainian fans also drew attention to the distinctive features of the fake. For example, the video uses the old Kryvbas emblem, which was in place until 2020, and also features a distinctive machine translation. "Загиблі герої" ("Fallen heroes"), the Russian "geniuses" of Psychological Operations translated as "палі герої" (the correct translation would be "полеглі герої").
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