Fact Check: Pictures Do NOT Show Lukashenko's Double

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Fact Check: Pictures Do NOT Show Lukashenko's Double Photoshopped

Was Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko replaced by a twin during his visit to an air defense command center on May 15? No, that's not true: the images presented in the video were altered.

The story appeared in a video (archived here) where it was published by @bigkross50 on May 18, 2023. It opened:

Shock! Lukashenko's double put Belarusian Army on alert! This is why Putin killed Lukashenko!

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

TikTok screenshot

(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Wed May 24 09:45:45 2023 UTC)

Lukashenko had not been seen in public for nearly a week after he attended a military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2023.

The first picture of Lukashenko's reapperance was published on the website of his press center and were quickly picked up by Internet users before they were deleted by the center. The video taken during the same visit shows that Lukashenko looks rather ill compared to the photos. The photos had been edited to give the President a fresher look, according to Zerkalo news portal.

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