On the 7th of October the news agency Kharkiv  sited a news piece stating a Novorussia flag was put up on the spot of the toppled over Lenin statue on the night of 7th October. The news was illustrated with a poor quality image.

nahnews.com.ua website screenshot

nahnews.com.ua website screenshot

Later on the same piece appeared on the Russian Spring  website. Here the same images appeared in better quality.

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But the original images clearly show the flags were not those of Novorussia, but rather Ukrainian flags. These images were published earlier than the fake ones – on the 4th October. Only to be edited by Photoshop later.

radio24.ua website screenshot

radio24.ua website screenshot