A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows a fake Ukrainian soldier getting blood makeup. The post also claims that the western media is showing such fake soldiers to set a narrative against Russia. The video is being shared in the context of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a fake Ukrainian soldier getting blood makeup.
Fact: The video is not related to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. The visuals show a BTS (behind the scenes) clip of a show called – ‘Contamin’. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When the screenshots of the video were run through Google Reverse Image Search, many similar posts were found on the internet. However, a user has commented – “This video is from the movie set scene for Ukrainian TV series Contamin in 2020”, on one of such posts. So, when searched with keywords, a similar photo was found to be posted by a Twitter user with the following description – “Bts from set of Contamin tv series.”
On his Facebook profile, many similar photos can be found in the ‘Contamin’ album. Some of those photos can be seen here, here, and here. Similar visuals can be also seen in the ‘CONTAMIN 25 minutes’ video posted on YouTube. More details about the show can be found here.
To sum it up, a BTS clip of a show (‘Contamin’) is being shared as a fake Ukrainian soldier getting blood makeup.