A picture of an injured girl is going viral on social media. The picture is said to be of Russia’s recent attack on Ukraine. The injured girl is said to be from Ukraine.
While sharing the picture, the user wrote that “One of the most heartbreaking pictures of the Russia/Ukraine war. For the sake of humanity, Putin must end it. ”
On reversing the picture, it was found that this picture is from the Syrian War. Which was published by the BBC in one of its articles on January 6, 2018.
Apart from this, we found this photo on the website of the European Press Photo Agency along with other information. “The young girl was treated in a hospital after a bomb blast in Mesraba, eastern Al-Ghouta, Syria, on 3 January 2018. At least 19 people were killed in airstrikes on the cities of Erbin and Mesraba by forces loyal to the Syrian government.
The girl shown in the picture was injured not in Ukraine but during the Syrian war in 2018.
Hence, the viral picture is misleading.
Claim Review: The photo of the injured girl going viral is from the 2018 Syrian war is again used in the Ukraine war.
claimed by: social media users.
Fact Check: misleading