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This Viral Picture Of A Crying Young Girl Has Nothing To Do With The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

Claim

Young girl crying next to a woman attacked by Russia in Ukraine.

Fact

This image of a crying girl sitting next to a woman who is seen lying injured and immobile is being shared widely on social media, claiming to show the human cost of Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

On looking up the image on Yandex using a reverse image search, Newschecker was led to a YouTube video that featured excerpts from many movies based on World War II. At precisely 1:30 minutes, we see the same image that is going viral.

On further research, Newschecker found that the image was actually taken from the film ‘Fortress of War’.

Fortress of War is a 2010 Russian-Belarusian film based on the 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany during World War II. There are many pictures of this film on the website of IMDb, which carries more images featuring the same girl seen in the viral image. 

Result: False Context/Missing Context

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Preeti Chauhan
Preeti Chauhan
Believing in the notion of 'live and let live’, Preeti feels it's important to counter and check misinformation and prevent people from falling for propaganda, hoaxes, and fake information. She holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from Guru Jambeshawar University and has been a journalist & producer for 9 years.
Preeti Chauhan
Preeti Chauhan
Believing in the notion of 'live and let live’, Preeti feels it's important to counter and check misinformation and prevent people from falling for propaganda, hoaxes, and fake information. She holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from Guru Jambeshawar University and has been a journalist & producer for 9 years.

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