A video is getting viral all over social media sites claiming that Russians have dug a long row of graves for their troops losing life to the Ukraine army.
The video is shared by many Facebook pages like “Ukraine in Crisis” under the caption, “Hundreds of graves have been dug in the cemeteries of Russia – they are waiting for the burial of Russian cargo 200, which is starting to come from Ukraine. The Russians are filming and posting on social networks, they are in shock. The losses of the Russian army in Ukraine exceeded 10 thousand soldiers. They are dying at the rate of a thousand a day.”
Through reverse image search DFRAC found that this video is from the year 2021. According to the Russian authorities, it shows a common practice in the northern cities of Russia where graves are dug ahead of the winter.
We found the same videos on many Twitter handles dated 8, Oct 2021.
Hence, this video is getting viral with a misleading claim.
Claim Review: Russians have dug a long row of graves for their troops losing life to the Ukraine army.
Claimed by: Ukraine in Crisis
Fact Check: misleading.