Fact Check: Video "Heil, Zelenskyy" Was NOT Created By Germany, It Is A Russian Production

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Fact Check: Video "Heil, Zelenskyy" Was NOT Created By Germany, It Is A Russian Production Russian Clip

Did the German political party Alternative for Germany create an advertisement against NATO (also trending under the name Heil, Zelenskyy)? No, that's not true: The video was shot in Russia and Alternative for Germany has no involvement in the production of the clip.

The story appeared in a Telegram video (archived here) which was published by @Belarus_VPO on July 26, 2023. It can be found on TikTok here (archived here), here (archived here) and on Instagram (archived here). The text under the video (translated from Russian by Lead Stories) reads:

Excellent social advertisement made by German party "Alternative for Germany." Considering the fact that "Alternative" is rushing to the first place in political parties rating, one can certainly say that Germans' irritation of constant tranches to Ukraine is growing with every day.

The kid's leopard is cool - should have been sent to Donbas.

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

IMG_2084.PNG(Source: Telegram screenshot taken on Thu Aug 3 07:54:25 2023 UTC)

In a July 30, 2023, email response to Lead Stories, the press office of Alternative for Germany denied the party's participation in the viral video, stating that the party was not the author of the video.

The characters who appeared in the video were played by Russian professional actors identified as Yulia Konyukhova as the mother, Valentin Vorobyev as the father and Yulia Mandriko as the woman who seizes the family's property. In her Instagram post (now deleted) Yulia Konyukhova confirmed that her son Svyatoslav played the role of the boy in the family. In the same post, she also mentions the video had been created by Russia Today.


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