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Ukraine war

Videos of Ukrainian 'attacks' could be pro-Russia fake news: analysis

Metadata and details in footage hint at false flag operation

Bellingcat thinks the vehicle in the video is a BTR-70M armored troop carrier. Ukraine's military does not operate the BTR-70M. (Screen capture from video)

TOKYO -- Videos circulating on social media purporting to show Ukrainian aggression in areas controlled by Russia and pro-Russian forces may have been faked, analyses by Nikkei, investigative news agency Bellingcat and others show.

Western governments have accused Moscow of staging false flag operations to create a pretext for an invasion of Ukraine.

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