Russians spread fake news in Germany about deadly beating of a teenager by Ukrainians
The police of Bonn (Germany) warned about fake news spread on the Internet with a hoax video with fatal beating by a crowd of Ukrainians of a 16-year-old boy in Euskirchen, in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
This was reported on Twitter by police, Evropeiska Pravda reported.
"A video of an attack on a 16-year-old boy in the Euskirchen area has been circulating on the Internet. It is alleged that he was beaten to death by a group of Ukrainians. The language of the video is Russian, ” police said.
The video was published on the Telegram channel, which spreads Russian propaganda about Russia's war against Ukraine. The fake message said that 16-year-old volunteer "Daniel" was beaten only because he spoke Russian.
"The Bonn police, responsible for criminal activities in the Euskirchen region, have no information about such a brutal attack, especially with a fatal outcome," police said.
They said Bonn police had launched an investigation. At the same time, experts suggest that this is a deliberate "fake video" designed to incite hatred.
Police are asking people not to share this video and to check all the information very carefully, especially from social networks.
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