Fact Check-Screenshot of video showing soldiers burning Dutch flag predates Russian invasion of Ukraine

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2022
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A screenshot of a video that purportedly shows Ukrainian soldiers burning the flag of the Netherlands predates Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

The image has been posted on Twitter (here), where it has amassed more than 1,000 shares, and Facebook (here), where one user claimed: “Ukrainian idiots have decided to burn a Russian flag and instead burned a flag of the Netherlands..!”.

However, the screenshot was taken from a video that was uploaded to YouTube on Jan. 18, 2016 (here) – years before Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022....

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