An image taken in 2016 falsely being linked to the prevailing situation in Ukraine. It was part of a photo album called "Children of War."
We found the same photograph was posted on the Ukraine defense minister's Facebook profile and was uploaded on March 22, 2016. The ministry also thanked Muravskiy for the photograph.
More than a dozen other photographs of children in combat zones or engaging with the military were featured in Muravskiy's album. He formerly worked for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense as an official volunteer adviser.
A 2016 image taken in a combat zone in southeastern Ukraine was misinterpreted as children bidding send off to the Ukrainian soldiers during Russia's invasion. Hence we mark this claim as misleading.