HOAX ALERT: This man is NOT saying goodbye to his daughter to fight against Russia – The Truth

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The Claim

The video shows a Ukrainian saying goodbye to his daughter to go to war against Russia.

Conclusion

The man pictured in the video is a resident of the town of Gorlovka, which belongs to the separatist-controlled Donetsk region, and is saying goodbye to his family moving to Rostov, Russia.

A video of a father separating from his daughter was shared on the electronic press and on social media. According to reports, the father is Ukrainian and is preparing to fight in the war against Russia. Of course, this claim is misleading. Let’s see what the truth.

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Is it true?

First of all, it should be noted that the video in question, which is circulating on social media and news websites, has been cut.

The original video was taken by a local in the city of Gorlovka in the Russian-controlled Donetsk region on February 21, 2022, about twenty-four hours before the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine, and had not been declared repatriated.

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Claim

The video shows a Ukrainian saying goodbye to his daughter to go to war against Russia.

Conclusion

The man pictured in the video is a resident of the town of Gorlovka, which belongs to the separatist-controlled Donetsk region, and is saying goodbye to his family moving to Rostov, Russia.

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A video of a father separating from his daughter is shared on the electronic press and on social media. According to reports, the father is Ukrainian and is preparing to fight in the war against Russia. Of course, this claim is misleading. Let’s see what applies

Examples: tanea.gr , in.gr , reader.gr etc.

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Is it true?

First of all, it should be noted that the video in question, which is recycled on social media and news websites, has been cut. The original video was taken by a local in the city of Gorlovka in the Russian-controlled Donetsk region on February 21, 2022, about twenty-four hours before the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine, and had not been declared repatriated.

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In particular, the Russian-backed leader of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”, Denis Pushilin, had already announced on February 18 the organised movement of civilians (women, children and the elderly) from Donetsk to Rostov-on-Don.

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The movement of civilians was organised by the mayor of Gorlovka, Ivan Prichodko, who designated six departure points for the buses.

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The first routes to Rostov started late in the afternoon of February 18, 2022, with transfers from these points taking place at least until the 22nd of the month.


The download location

To verify that the location of the video in question is in the town of Gorlovka, we analysed the information it contained and then compared it with those from videos published in the local, electronic press.

In particular, we identified similarities between buses that were assembled on February 18, 2022 in the central square of Gorlovka and those where the little girl and her mother boarded.

For example , both buses have colored “Z” shaped curves at the rear.

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Similarly, we found that the ads that are stuck on the windows of the buses refer to the passenger transport company called “Premium Taxi”, which operates in Gorlovka. source ]

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Searching for information on Gorlovka’s bus routes, we verified that the bus boarded by the little girl and her mother belonged to line 29b of the city’s city buses.

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Although Ellinika Hoaxes reported that Google does not offer Google Street View in Gorlovka, we tried to geo-locate the video location via Google Earth. In the first phase, we checked all the starting points of the buses that were leaving for Rostov. So we came to the Victory Square in Grolovka, at the beginning of which there is a fountain.

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In a recent report on the Russian RT YouTube channel, we find that the fountain, which is surrounded by fir trees, is covered by a white tarpaulin during the winter months.

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The fountain and the tarpaulin that cover it are also found in the video in question.

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Conclusion

According to the available information, the claim that the video in question shows a Ukrainian saying goodbye to his daughter and wife to go to war against Russia, is completely false. The man is a resident of the town of Gorlovka, which belongs to the autonomous region of Donetsk, and is saying goodbye to his family moving to Rostov, Russia.

Stelios Pournis is a graduate of the Department of Journalism and Mass Media of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and member of the Association of Editors of Daily Newspapers Macedonia – Thrace (ESIEM-TH).

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