FACT CHECK: No, This Video Does Not Show A Robot Sent To Ukraine From The UK

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows footage of a humanoid robot greeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. 

Verdict: False

The video is digitally altered. The original footage shows former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in place of the robot.

Fact Check:

Zelenskyy warned Russia that the country would lost its ships if attacks on Ukrainian ports continued during their war against the country, according to Business Insider. At the same time, a Russian informant was allegedly detained in Ukraine after an assassination plot against Zelesnkyy was discovered, NBC News reported.

The Facebook post features a video allegedly showing a highly-advanced robot walking through the street in Ukraine. “Breaking news,” text overlaid on the video reads. “New leaked footage of a robot sent to Ukraine from UK,”

The video is digitally altered. The original video first appeared on TikTok by the account @animatronic3d. This user’s bio reads “Showing the world how AI+ Robots will change our world.” 

The unedited video was posted to YouTube by Sky News in April 2022. Instead of a robot, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen talking to Zelenskyy. There is no mention or footage of any AI or robots in the video.

Check Your Fact found no credible news reports about the U.K. sending a humanoid robot to Ukraine. (RELATED: No, Ukraine Did Not Seize A Train Filled With Fighter Jets)

Check Your Fact has reached out to Zelenskyy’s office and the TikTok user for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter