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Original Claim

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did not call on his soldiers to surrender

2 months ago

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The claim that "Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did not call on his soldiers to surrender" is accurate. There is no verified evidence that Zelensky has ever called for Ukrainian soldiers to surrender. In fact, there have been instances of misinformation, including deepfake videos, falsely portraying him making such statements. For example, a deepfake video of Zelensky urging Ukrainians to lay down their arms was debunked and labeled as manipulated media by platforms like Meta and YouTube BBC. Additionally, Zelensky has consistently maintained a defiant stance against Russian aggression, emphasizing the need for continued military support and strategic counterattacks Washington Post. Furthermore, recent reports confirm that Zelensky has not surrendered and continues to lead Ukraine in its defense against Russian forces AP News. Therefore, the claim that Zelensky did not call on his soldiers to surrender is supported by multiple credible sources.