June 18, LiveInternet user “Polkovnik Baranets” (English: “Colonel Baranets”) posted a photo of a deceased child, calling on Ukraine’s South-East to take revenge on “the Ukrainian junta for the deaths of its innocent children and grandchildren”. “Polkovnik Baranec” is known to readers of Komsomolskaya Pravda (English: Komsomol Truth), as a military-oriented columnist of that newspaper.

Screenshot of liveinternet.ru

Screenshot of liveinternet.ru

The photo instantly spread across social media: Twitter and VK.

Screenshot of social media site Twitter

Screenshot of social media site Twitter

Screenshot of social media site VK

Screenshot of social media site VK

However, this photo has no relation to the events in Ukraine’s south-east. This is a photo of a little girl killed in Syria; it appeared on social media site Twitter on June 13, and began to go viral in social media on June 14.

Screenshot of social media site Twitter

Screenshot of social media site Twitter

Earlier, we had already written of fake photos of children, allegedly killed in [Ukraine’s] south-east.