CNN report about Russian warplanes in Venezuela is from 2018 and unrelated to Ukraine war

Published on 08/03/2022 at 17:04

A Facebook post shared thousands of times in Nigeria claims that Russia has sent two nuclear bombers to Venezuela, landing them in what it describes as the “US backyard”. The claim, however, is misleading; while the events mentioned in a CNN report included in the post did take place, they happened in 2018 and have nothing to do with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.