The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the United Republic of Tanzania, is raising alarm over series of media reports and online posts that are currently going viral, saying they are all fake.
In a statement posted on their official Twitter account, the Russian Embassy warned that the false and misleading reports are trying paint a certain picture over the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
“Those are horrid propaganda from the west,” summed up the statement from Russia’s diplomatic mission in Dar.
“Check multiple sources to prevent the series of images or clips being circulated, before sharing,” stated the Embassy. They attached a number of threads and online posts some from respectable international media outlets, labelling them all as false and fake news.
Some of the attachments that the Russian Embassy in Dar-es-salaam posted on its page include, but not limited to these below…
Responses to the Russian Embassy post were those of mixed reactions from readers. Some siding with Russia others arguing that it was also wrong for Vladimir Putin to launch attacks onto Ukraine.
The European Union isn’t happy either
In a similar development, the European Union (EU) delegation to Kenya is also issuing warning against the circulating concocted reports about the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia.
The EU called upon media outlets in Kenya and essentially across East Africa to verify information before posting or sharing on social platforms.
In the recently released statement, the EU delegation to Kenya also cautioned mainstream media outlets to exercise similar vigilance.
At the moment, the Russia-Ukraine situation is dominating discussions on social media platforms, street talks and even media outlets, with people voicing thousands of opinions, mostly sentimentally driven, over the ongoing war in Eastern Europe.