UKRAINE CONFLICT

Old car crash photos falsely shared as 'Putin assassination attempt in 2022'

Published on 26/09/2022 at 06:26

Photos of a wrecked car have been shared hundreds of times in Burmese-language Facebook posts that claim they show a failed assassination attempt on Russian President Vladimir Putin after he attended a regional security summit in September 2022. This is false: the photos have previously circulated in posts about a car crash that reportedly killed a driver for Russia's presidential office in the capital Moscow in September 2016.