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Ukraine war

Video of Ukraine shelling victim likely faked by pro-Russia militia: analysis

Unedited version suggests man's leg had already been amputated

A video posted by a pro-Russian militia via the Telegram messaging app purportedly shows a man being rescued after losing part of his leg to Ukrainian shelling. (Screen capture of video)

TOKYO -- Videos supposedly depicting Ukrainian aggression against Russians and pro-Russian forces have come under increasing scrutiny, with Moscow suspected of employing false-flag operations to provide a pretext for invading Ukraine.

In a video posted Monday by a pro-Russian militia via the Telegram messaging app, a resident of eastern Ukraine is seen screaming after apparently losing part of his leg to Ukrainian shelling. Two other people are shown rescuing the man.

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