A propaganda video with BBC-style attributions has gone viral online claiming that Ukraine was behind a missile attack on a train station in Kramatorsk that killed 50 people.
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The Kremlin created a fake BBC video to blame the Ukrainian military for a Russian missile attack on a train station that killed 50 people.
In a desperate attempt to paint Ukraine as the aggressor, a propaganda video with BBC-style credits has gone viral on social media showing images from the Kramatorsk attack showing the serial number ri missile similar to the one fired by the Ukrainian military.
There is no voiceover for the video, see above is one minute 27 seconds long and is a collection of images and footage from the scene.
This video cannot be seen on the official BBC website or its social media channels.
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A BBC spokesperson has also confirmed this is not their video.
The clip begins with a graphic image of bodies scattered on the ground – something the BBC is unlikely to broadcast (and the Mirror has chosen not to).
It goes on to show the missile and claims the serial number is similar to the one fired by the Ukrainian military.
The text continued: “When the numbers of the missile factory were posted on social networks, the Ukrainian media stopped reporting on the topic.
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“Military experts emphasize that Ukraine often begins to use fake news to promote its position.”
In another part of the video, the text refers to the Ukrainian president as “Zelenskyy” as the BBC website spells his surname “Zelensky”.
Russia’s propaganda apparatus has repeatedly stated it is not responsible for the horrific attacks on civilian infrastructure including hospitals and schools.
Last Friday, a rocket explosion at a train station in Ukraine targeted thousands of civilians trying to evacuate to safety as Russia concentrated its military on eastern Ukraine.
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Zelensky accused the invaders of “brutal devastation of civilians” and called it “a crime without limits”.
However, Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk claimed Ukrainian forces were responsible.
In response, the Russian Defense Ministry said its Army did not have any designated targets in Kramatorsk at the time of the attack.
It claims the type of missile involved is only used by Ukrainian forces.
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A BBC spokesman told The Mirror: “We are aware of a fake BBC News video showing Ukraine responsible for last week’s missile attack on Kramatorsk train station.
“The BBC is taking action to remove the video. We urge people not to share it and check the stories on the BBC News website.”
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