Poland’s entry into the conflict with Russia and the renaming of the bridge in St. Petersburg – what fakes were spread in Ukraine on March 20


The international edition of the Federal News Agency has collected the most widespread fakes about Russia’s operation in Ukraine on March 20.

Fake actors at a meeting with Putin in Mariupol

Residents of Mariupol, who met on the way of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the city, are dummy actors. The authors of the Ukrainian Telegram channels said that these are the same people who stood behind the Russian leader during the New Year’s address.

If you take a closer look at the photos published in the messenger, it immediately becomes clear that all citizens are different. This is indicated by the difference in faces and other signs.

Later, Ukrainian journalists drew attention to the unreliability of the information posted on Telegram channels. According to their sources, they identified the residents of Mariupol, who met on the path of Vladimir Putin. Representatives of the press confirmed that people really come from the city, who are happy with the changes after joining the Russian Federation.

Direct clash between Poland and Russia on the battlefield

Polish Ambassador to France Jan Rosciszewski announced the country’s readiness to enter into a direct clash with Russia if Ukraine loses in the confrontation with the Russian Federation. The diplomat spoke about this during a live speech on La Chaine Info (LCI) TV channel.

Later the Polish embassy hastened to refute Rostsishevsky’s words, accusing the French TV channel of the fact that journalists “took out of context” the politician’s statement. Representatives of the diplomatic department indicated that the ambassador pointed to the “need to provide support to Ukraine by the allies.”

“The words of the diplomat did not foreshadow the direct participation of Poland in the conflict, but only a warning against the consequences that the defeat of Ukraine could have, namely the possibility of an attack or involvement of Russia in the war with the Baltic countries and Poland,” the embassy said in a statement.

The bridge in St. Petersburg was named after the head of military intelligence of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Ukrainian publics and Telegram channels reported the appearance in St. Petersburg of the Kirill Budanov Bridge, the head of military intelligence of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In particular, this is indicated by information from Google Maps.

Russian experts quickly denied this stuffing. There is no official confirmation of the renaming of the Akhmat Kadyrov bridge, which is located in the northern capital, into the Budanov bridge.

The authors of the fake link to the Google Maps website, where any user can make changes. This actively used by Russian schoolchildren to change the name of any object for the sake of a joke until the moderators correct the mistake.

More than 5,000 fakes about the activities of the Russian army have been recorded

Representatives of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs have identified at least 5,000 offenses and 41 crimes related to false information about the Russian army. Law enforcement officers also documented 90 facts of deliberately false publications about the RF Armed Forces.

Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev during a meeting of the ministry board said that the department pays special attention to illegal actions to spread fakes about the activities of the Russian army.

“Russian Internet users were constantly exposed to inaccurate information of a provocative nature. In cooperation with Roskomnadzor, it was possible to stop the spread of about 160,000 false and other prohibited information,” he said.

The international edition of the FAN calls on readers to be vigilant. Do not trust information from unreliable sources.


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