Fact check: How to spot a fake military success story in Russia-Ukraine war
14 April 2022 | 8:22 am
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted viral videos claiming military success on both sides. But can you trust the images of drone strikes, snipers and ambushes?
Ukraine-born photographer Viktoria Sorochinski lives in Berlin. But her thoughts are with her family in war-torn Ukraine. How is she coping with the war - personally and artistically?
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To some people, war may be an abstraction that they only imagine happening elsewhere. Or perhaps it's something that they have experienced personally, either directly or indirectly. Either way, the concept of war extends far beyond the battlefield, appearing in computer or video games, at weapons trade fairs or in movies. In short, some argue it has become a consumer good much like any other. Photographer Rafael Heygster explores this theme in his photo exhibit "I Died 22 Times". He joined us for Perspective to tell us more.
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