Old photographs of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wearing military garb have been shared on social media, with users wrongly claiming that it shows the president fighting after Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.
“Ukraine’s President is on the front lines fighting for his people. President Zelensky has taken up arms and joined the troops to repel Russian invasion”, the photos have been captioned on Twitter (here).
Another reads: “This is the President of Ukraine Zelensky. He took off his clothes and put on a military uniform to join the troops in fighting to protect the Ukrainian homeland. He is a true leader” (here).
These pictures, however, are several months old.
Zelenskiy has said that despite being "the number one target" he plans to stay in Kyiv in the face of the Russian attack (here).
Miscaptioned. The pictures of Zelenskiy wearing military uniform are old, having been taken in December 2021.
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