Fact Check: BBC Did NOT Post Video Alleging Ukraine Fabricated Kramatorsk Train Station Attack In 2022 Russia-Ukraine Conflict

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Fact Check: BBC Did NOT Post Video Alleging Ukraine Fabricated Kramatorsk Train Station Attack In 2022 Russia-Ukraine Conflict Counterfeit

Did the BBC release a video suggesting Ukraine has spread fake news about a train station attack in the country? No, that's not true: The BBC stated that the video was fake.

The claim appeared in a tweet (archived here) on April 13, 2022. The tweet contained a video attributed to the BBC. It reads:

The BBC is distributing a video in which they accuse Ukraine of missile strikes against civilians in Kramatorsk and the creation of fakes on a global scale.
The truth is breaking through!

This is what the post looked like on Twitter at the time of writing:

Twitter screenshot

(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Wed Apr 13 15:23:04 2022 UTC)

In a tweet on April 13, 2022, the BBC News Press Team's official Twitter account stated:

We are aware of a fake video with BBC News branding suggesting Ukraine was responsible for last week's missile attack on Kramatorsk train station. The BBC is taking action to have the video removed. We urge people not to share it and to check stories on the BBC News website.

The tweet is also embedded below:

Joe Inwood, a BBC producer and correspondent covering the 2022 Russia-Ukraine conflict, described the video as "convincing but FAKE" in a tweet on April 13, 2022:

NEXTA TV, a Belarusian media outlet, also debunked the fake video.

Other Lead Stories fact checks about the 2022 Russia-Ukraine conflict can be found here.

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