There is no information about who the man in the video is, neither what unit he is from nor his rank, which makes it impossible to verify what he is saying. The press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine denied this information, saying that the fake was designed to “negatively affect the situation.”
Netizens are posting a video of a man in a military uniform who says he is allegedly addressing his fellow Ukrainian Hungarians in Zakarpattia to warn them about an order to mine the border areas between Ukraine and Hungary.
“In the near future, the territory along the Tisza River, near the settlements of Chop, Berehove, Batyovo, Vylok will be mined,” the man says in the video.
“Probably to stop the fugitives from fleeing, or are they afraid of Hungarian troops?” is the caption of the video on pro-Russian channels.
After the video was posted and shared among local residents, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine denied that the border with Hungary was being mined.
“This video is being shared on various social media platforms with the thesis that the mining is being carried out to stop border violators or Hungarian troops. We note that the information about mining of the border with Hungary is not true and is nothing more than a fake news aimed at negatively affecting the public situation. We ask you not to spread false reports and to analyze the information consciously,” the State Border Guard Service said.
In addition, it is worth noting that there is no information about who the man we see in the video is – neither from which unit nor his rank, which makes it impossible to verify what he says. The only thing he says is that he is local and calls for the video to be shared further.
Earlier, StopFake debunked the fake that the Security Service of Ukraine was allegedly preparing a “bioprovocation” against Russia in Lviv.