Russian propagandists, examining under a microscope a photograph of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, which he posted on his Twitter, were horrified : when they zoomed in on the image with a strong loss of quality, they saw a symbol resembling a swastika on the commander’s bracelet!
Following the Z-channels, the story was picked up by RIA Novosti, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, RT, REN TV and the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.
“This is a bracelet with a swastika.
Not with runes and a “dead head”, not with Buddhist “ten thousand” or solar signs, but with a swastika - a symbol of National Socialism, a cursed bent cross of murderers, punishers and fascists, ”she wrote in her Telegram.
After the Kremlin media began to replicate this fake, Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Anatoly Stefan (Stirlitz) posted a photo of the original bracelet, which shows that the symbol taken for a swastika actually looks completely different.
In the comments, this was confirmed by Zaluzhny himself.
A bead with this symbol can be found in Ukrainian stores that produce Slavic and Scandinavian paraphernalia. The Insider made sure that when the quality of the photo deteriorates, for example, when blurring, the symbol on the bracelet really becomes like a swastika.
However, all this, of course, did not convince Maria Zakharova.
“The bracelet that Zaluzhny’s apologists cite as a starting point is completely different, not the one that a high-ranking Ukrainian neo-Nazi with a machine gun in his hand has,” wrote a representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.