FACT CHECK: Image Claims To Show Russian Fuel Truck Recently Destroyed By Ukrainian Partisans

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter

An image shared on Twitter claims to show a Russian fuel truck recently destroyed by Ukrainian partisans in Kherson oblast.

Verdict: False

The fuel truck was destroyed in February 2022 and in a different part of the country.

Fact Check:

Ukraine is currently undergoing a “counter-battery” fight on the left bank of the Dnipro River, according to Ukrinform. Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy recently said that Ukraine’s offensive was delayed due to a lack of munitions and equipment, Politico reported.

The Twitter image claims to show a Russian fuel tanker destroyed by partisans on the left bank. The tweet reads, “The result. Reportedly one fuel tanker burned completely, the other was badly damaged.”

This image, however, is old. Through a reverse image search, Check Your Fact found that the image shows a fuel truck destroyed in February 2022. The image was taken in the Chernihiv oblast, according to WarSpotting, a website that tracks Russian losses.

This was pointed out by the Twitter account Naalsio, a contributor to WarSpotting and Oryx, another military analysis website that tracks Russian losses. (RELATED: Pentagon Claims Last Time U.S. Used Cluster Munitions Was In 2003)

“This is a KamAZ 6×6 tanker loss from 28 February 2022 in Chernihiv Oblast,” Naalsio tweeted.

Misinformation around the Russian-Ukrainian war is not new. Check Your Fact recently debunked an image claiming to show a German magazine cover of the Ukrainian offensive.

Elias Atienza

Senior Reporter
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