The Easter greeting card published by the Romanian Land Forces was not intended specifically for the Ukrainian military, but for everyone who celebrates Easter. The picture does not even depict a cemetery, but three crosses that symbolize the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Kremlin media and social media users began spreading claims that the Romanian military greeted the Ukrainian Armed Forces with Easter using a picture of a cemetery. As evidence,they feature a screenshot of the greeting, which they claim depicts a cemetery. As is often the case, the pro-Kremlin Telegram channel is cited as the source of the story.

“The image shows what appears to be an ordinary Easter picture, but at the top is a cemetery. In the face of thousands of Ukrainian military losses, such a greeting looks very strange,” Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes.

In reality, the information spread by Russian propaganda is fake. First of all, the postcard was not directly addressed to the Ukrainian military., the site that initiated this fake, left a direct link to this greeting. By following it, we accessed the exact postcard on the Romanian Land Forces official Facebook page. There is nothing in the publication to prove that it is addressed specifically to the Ukrainian military. The text on the postcard does not mention the Ukrainian military at all.

The greeting card reads as follows: “The Land Forces General Staff wishes you peace, health and peace of mind this Easter holiday, and may the Light of the Holy Resurrection bring you happiness and hope! Christ is Risen!“

The pictures on the greeting card also have nothing to do with Ukraine. On the left is the coat of arms of the Romanian Land Forces General Staff. On the right is the golden eagle, the central element of the Romanian coat of arms.This is simply an Easter greeting card from  the Romanian military, addressed to everyone who follows their Facebook page.

Furthermore, there is no cemetery on the postcard, as Russian propagandists claim. The three crosses on the greeting card symbolize the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Christ was crucified on the central cross, the two robbers were crucified on the sides. Such symbolic images of the crucifixion with three crosses have been used by many artists in different eras, for example, the 14th century Italian artist Agnolo Gaddi, and the 17th century print by the Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn.

Previously, StopFake refuted information about Romania and Moldova allegedly building a highway to transfer NATO forces to Odesa.