FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A UFO In Ukraine?
An image shared on social media purports to show a recent UFO sighting in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Can someone please check what’s happening in Kyiv, for the love of God? pic.twitter.com/zeqXXTVdpG
— Saint Javelin (@saintjavelin) April 19, 2023
The caption is inaccurate. The photo is of a promotional ad prop.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a call on Wednesday to discuss possibilities of ending the conflict with Russia, The Associated Press reported. Zelenskyy felt the conversation was “productive,” and made it clear that Ukraine must regain all of its lost territory.
The Twitter post purports a UFO was sighted in Kyiv, Ukraine. The post shares an image of an alleged flying saucer on the back of a truck.
“Can someone please check what’s happening in Kyiv, for the love of God?” the post reads.
There is no credible news report that suggests this image is a genuine UFO. The image can be traced back to a 2018 promotional ad for Ukrainian hauling company Express-T, according to local outlet Antikor. The prop appeared in several of their ads on Instagram and other sites.
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There is no evidence that this has a relation to real UFOs or to the war in Ukraine. (RELATED: Did Hillary Clinton Endorse Ron DeSantis For President?)
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