Old video of Spanish religious parade falsely shared as Ukrainian troops keeping Lent in 2023

Published on 13/03/2023 at 08:17

A video of a group of uniformed people carrying an effigy of Jesus Christ on a crucifix through a crowd of spectators has been repeatedly shared by Korean social media users in March 2023 that falsely claim it shows Ukrainian troops observing Lent -- the period before Easter -- even during its war with Russia. In fact, the video is from 2018 and shows a Spanish army unit during a ceremony celebrating the Holy Week of Easter in Spain's southern Malaga province.