Debunked: The fake anti-Ukraine ads targeting US and Poland
12 February 2023 | 11:10 am
The FRANCE 24 Observers team have conducted an investigation since November 2022 and have spotted a variety of fake anti-Ukraine ads throughout the globe – a product of Russian disinformation and propaganda. Find out more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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