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Fact check: Does Slovakia support Russia under the conflict with Ukraine?

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Russia will continue using heavy firepower on urban areas of Ukraine. Meanwhile, a claim that Slovakia supports Russia is getting viral on social media.

Wittgenstein a short clip of 10 seconds in which MPs of Slovakia are disrespecting the flag of Ukraine. Some MPs were found insolent towards the MPs of Ukraine.

https://twitter.com/backtolife_2022/status/1507001034614267908?s=20&t=-T8-TE3xn8VXoWLg_O_VVg

Many other users also posted the video and claimed that Slovakia showed their support with Russia by insulting Ukraine’s national flag.

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After examining the claim, we found out that the incident took place in the parliamentary session where Defence Corporation Agreement was to be discussed with the US. During the discussion, the Minister of Slovakia poured water on the Ukrainian flag.

 

Later Minister of Slovakia also apologized for his harsh behaviour on his Facebook account.

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Therefore, due to heat up the argument, Slovakia disrespected the national flag of Ukraine and not for showing support with Russia.

Conclusion: the claim is misleading

Claim review:  Slovakia support Russia under the conflict with Ukraine

Claim by: Wittgenstein

Fact check: misleading

 

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