Old image of Ukrainian President Zelensky in military uniform shared as recent
Hyderabad: Several images of Zelensky claiming he took off his presidential suit and put on a uniform to join the troops in the fight for Ukraine amid the Russian invasion have gone viral on social media.
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The allegation is false.
NewsMeter did a reverse Google search for the image and found a report of Reuters, dated April 21, 2021, with the caption “Ukrainian Zelensky to Putin: Meet me for peace talks in conflict zone”. ‘
The report contained the viral image of Zelensky in military uniform with the caption “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits armed forces positions near the frontline with Russian-backed separatists in Donbass region, Ukraine, the April 9, 2021”.
Another report from Turkey duvaR.English as of 2021 bore the same image of Zelensky with the same caption.
Additionally, we did a Google reverse search on the second viral image and found a report of i24Newsdated December 14, 2021, under the caption “Ukraine accuses Germany of blocking NATO arms supply”.
The report contained the viral image of Zelensky with the caption: “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits combat positions and meets military personnel on the front line with Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, December 6, 2021 “.
We did a reverse image search on Google for the third viral image of Zelensky in military uniform and found a report of The conversationdated December 9, 2021, under the title “Ukraine: the crisis between Russia and the West in the region has been brewing for 30 years”.
The report carried the viral image of the Ukrainian president with the caption: “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits troops on the frontline with pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region.”
We discovered that the fourth image had been posted on a website called 112UA on October 26, 2019 in a report titled “Disengagement of forces in Donbass: Zelensky remains in Zolote for the second day”.
The caption for the image read: “The President of Ukraine communicates with the military and local citizens. »
We did a reverse image search on Google for the sixth image and came across a report of Picturedated February 17, 2022. The report featured a similar image.
Taking clues from the report, we did a keyword search and discovered that the viral image was posted by ‘BILD-Zeitung’ reporter Paul Ronzheimer on his verified Twitter account on February 17, 2022.
He shared the image with a caption: “Ukrainian President a few minutes ago on the frontline near Donetsk. He was talking to soldiers, his message: Don’t panic, everything is under control. Hopefully!”