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Ukraine debunks Russian fake news about burial of fallen soldiers

Ukraine debunks Russian fake news about burial of fallen soldiers Photo: Russians spread fake news again (Getty Images)

Russian Telegram channels are spreading false information claiming that Ukrainian environmentalists suggested burying fallen soldiers in biodegradable bags, according to the Center for Countering Disinformation.

"Hostile Telegram channels are circulating a fake story on behalf of the 1+1 TV channel, claiming that Ukrainian environmentalists have proposed burying fallen soldiers in special biodegradable bags. According to the story, this step would help make the soil more fertile," the Center for Countering Disinformation said.

The false story is accompanied by a manipulative caption: "Maidan stood for this."

According to the center's information, the Ukrainian TV channel did not broadcast such a story, and Ukrainian environmentalists did not propose any such initiatives. Additionally, the story contains grammatical errors typical of the Russian language.

"The purpose of such fakes is to exaggerate Ukrainian losses in order to demoralize the military and hinder mobilization efforts in Ukraine," the Center for Countering Disinformation added.

Recall that Russian propaganda previously launched fake information claiming that the "Kyiv regime" was planning a terrorist attack in Uman.

We also reported that Russian Telegram channels published fake videos this week allegedly showing the exchange of prisoners between the Ukrainian and Russian sides in a format of 94 by 95.