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Fact Check: 2014 video of explosion shared as current Russian shelling on chemical plant in Ukraine

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Fact Check: 2014 video of explosion shared as recent Russian shelling on chemical plant in Ukraine

A video from 2014 was shared by social media customers with the declare that it reveals a current Russian shelling of a chemical plant in Ukraine.

A video from 2014 was uploaded on social media falsely claiming to point out Russian assault on Ukraine’s Donbas area.

As the assault on Severodonetsk in Ukraine’s Donbas area continued, Russian shelling brought on an enormous explosion at a chemical plant in Severodonetsk. Soon after, a video of fireplace and smoke at a distance went viral with claims that it confirmed the aforementioned explosion at chemical plant.

Several Twitter customers shared the video of the massive ball of fireplace and white smoke billowing from a plant faraway with captions like, “There was a powerful explosion at the Azot plant in Severodonetsk. Hundreds of Ukrainian military are based at the facility.”

AFWA discovered that the viral video is eight years outdated. This will not be the visible of a current explosion in Severodonetsk, somewhat it reveals an explosion that befell in 2014 at a chemical plant in Donetsk.

The viral posts are archived right here and right here.

AFWA Probe

Reverse-searching frames from the clip led us to the identical video on a number of video platforms like VK and YouTube. On November 19, 2014, a consumer identify Oleg Opara uploaded the video on the VK with the Russian caption, “Explosion Point U 20.10.14 Donetsk.”

The similar video was uploaded to a Ukraine-based YouTube channel named EuroMaydan on September 20, 2014. The caption in Russian interprets to: “09/19/2014 Explosion of the warehouses of the Donetsk state-owned plant of chemical products”.

When we searched with related key phrases, we discovered a number of 2014 Russian information studies about this incident.

Per these studies, a robust explosion befell on the warehouses of a state-owned chemical plant. Although nobody was reportedly injured on this explosion, the sound thundered throughout your entire Kuibyshevsky district within the metropolis of Donetsk.

Thus, we concluded that the visible of an eight-year-old explosion in Donetsk, Ukraine was shared as a current explosion in Severodonetsk brought on by Russian shelling.

DeclareExplosion on the chemical plant in Severodonetsk, Ukraine, brought on by Russian shelling.ConclusionThe viral video is eight years outdated. Not the current explosion in Severodonetsk, this video reveals an enormous explosion that befell in 2014 at a chemical plant in Donetsk.

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