FACT CHECK: Were Thousands Of Children Rescued From A Biden-Owned Property In Ukraine?

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Instagram purports thousands of children were rescued from a property owned by President Joe Biden in Ukraine.

 

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Verdict: False

There is no evidence suggesting any children have been rescued from Biden’s properties. There is also no evidence suggesting Biden himself owns any properties in Ukraine.

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The Biden administration is weighing a Ukrainian request for access to a U.S. stockpile containing cluster munition warheads, according to CNN. The U.S. House of Representatives also passed a defense bill that would grant more aid to Ukraine and Taiwan, Defense News reported.

The Instagram post, which features a screenshot of a news article, purports thousands of children were rescued from a Biden-owned property in Ukraine. “BREAKING NEWS: Thousands of Children Rescued, Mutilated Bodies Recovered, From Biden-Owned Ukraine Property,” the article’s headline reads.

The claim is false. There are no credible news reports suggesting thousands of children were rescued from a Biden-owned property in Ukraine. Likewise, the White House has neither mentioned the claim on its website nor on its verified social media accounts. Biden also has not publicly commented on the purported claim. The State Department also has not released any statements on the claims.

A keyword search reveals the claim stems from an April 22 article published by The True Defender. The article further claims both the children and mutilated bodies were found by the Russian military in underground tunnels that run beneath a 200-acre property owned by Biden in Ukraine that also connects to bioweapons labs.

The article appears to be based on an April 6 article from the website, Before It’s News, which made similar claims. Neither of the articles links to any evidence substantiating the claims. (RELATED: Does This Video Show Joe Biden Wearing A ‘Mao Suit’ To Meet The Chinese President?)

Both the purported claim that Biden owns property in Ukraine and that the U.S. funds bioweapons laboratories in Ukraine have been debunked by Reuters and BBC News, respectively.

Check Your Fact has contacted a White House spokesperson for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter

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