Disinfo: Instead of vaccine Zelensky might have been jabbed with vitamins

Summary

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has publicly got vaccinated with the Indian vaccine, but some have claimed that he was injected with vitamins. The vaccination in public has turned into a show. Zelensky got vaccinated in Donbass, and immediately after the injection, shelling from the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the war zone has sharply increased.

Disproof

Pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative denigrating Ukraine and its president Volodymyr Zelensky.

There is no evidence to claim that the Ukrainian president received a dose of vitamins instead of vaccine. President Zelenskyy tweeted on 2 March 2021 that he was inoculated with Indian vaccine Covishield. A batch of 500,000 doses arrived in Ukraine on February 23 2021.

Zelenskyy is not the only world leader to get vaccinated in public. Other politicians and celebrities have done the same.

Zelenskyy did it to encourage people and debunk myths about vaccines. After being jabbed he called on Ukrainians to take part in the vaccination campaign and “not to be nervous” about it.

As for the reported increase in Ukrainian Armed Forces’ shelling separatists positions in Donbas, it is not possible to establish a causal relationship between Zelenskyy’s and activity on the front. The OSCE monitoring mission reports often highlight ceasefire violations.

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  • Reported in: Issue 234
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07/03/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian,
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Ukraine
  • Keywords: vaccination, Volodymyr Zelensky, Donbas
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