Russian food donations in Ukraine, from the Russian perspective
12 March 2022 | 1:46 pm
The Russian army organised food donations in the Ukrainian city of Kherson this weekend – the first major city to fall to Russian forces during their invasion of Ukraine. However, some important details were left out of Russian media coverage of the event. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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