Was a Ukraine ID card in the name of "Semen Hydenko" (or Samuyil Hydenko) found at the scene of the October 8, 2022, explosion on the bridge linking Crimea to Russia? No, that's not true: The spoof ID card shown in online messages has the face of American comedian Sam Hyde on it. In a bizarre internet in-joke, Hyde is often portrayed as the perpetrator after shootings or terrorism incidents.
BREAKING: BBC identifies Crimea bridge bomber as Ukrainian Captain Samuyil Hydenko
This is what the post looked like on Twitter at the time of writing:
(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Mon Oct 10 12:39:28 2022 UTC)
Earlier this year the same fake ID card had been used to link Hyde/Hydenko to the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage (archived here):
BREAKING: Russian FSB has identified the person responsible for Nord Stream sabotage as Semen Hydenko, the ex Alpha Group operator and Azov regiment soldier. He's responsible for multiple terrorist attacks in the so-called DPR. pic.twitter.com/1pCKbdpjGp-- ROGUE Fella (@DebilStudent) September 29, 2022
(Source: Twitter screenshot taken by Lead Stories on October 10, 2022)
(Source: Image downloaded from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_identity_card by Lead Stories on October 10, 2022)
Lead Stories has written many, many earlier debunks of cases where Hyde's name and image were falsely used as the perpetrator of various attacks, shootings and terroristic incidents as part of a bizarre internet in-joke.