Russian media are disseminating stories claiming that Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who returned home after nearly two years of imprisonment in Russia, vowed to “continue killing Russians”.

Komsomolskaya Pravda, the site RenTV, Baltnews and other marginal publications carried this information, claiming that the primary source for the story is a tweet by Savchenko herself.

Website screenshot kp.ru

Website screenshot kp.ru

Website screenshot ren.tv

Website screenshot ren.tv

According to Savchenko’s sister Vira,  the @NadiyaSavchenko Twitter account is completely fake, Nadiya has never had a Twitter account.

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Fake account screenshot

Presently the tweet concerning Russians has been removed from the fake Twitter account, it is however still available in web archive. The account continues to be active with many questions posted as to its authenticity.

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