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No, Ukrainians aren’t promoting captured Russian tanks on eBay

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Whereas the {photograph} appeared to indicate a Russian T-72 tank, the image has been on-line since at the least 2010. (Image: eBay)

Studies of Ukrainians promoting captured Russian tanks on eBay has been proved to be false.

Just lately a picture began circulating of an eBay itemizing supposedly for a used Russian tank that had been seized by individuals in Ukraine.

The submit was reportedly taken down by eBay however it has been adopted by numerous customers posting listings for a ‘Russian tank T72’ however as you flip by means of the images, the vendor admits that they’re simply promoting a toy.

‘This isn’t an actual tank however a toy as within the following images. A part of the proceeds from the sale will go to a charity organisation. Assist for refugees from Ukraine.’

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To date the submit has acquired over 30 bids and at present stands at £7,500. This doesn’t look like a real eBay itemizing, with bids coming from the identical few accounts.


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Just lately a picture began circulating of an eBay itemizing supposedly for a used Russian tank that had been seized by individuals in Ukraine. (Image: eBay)

Reality checking web site Snopes debunked the unique submit and located that the image within the submit was not that of the Russian tank that was just lately seized by Ukrainians.

Whereas the {photograph} appeared to indicate a Russian T-72 tank, the image has been on-line since at the least 2010.

Whereas this eBay itemizing isn’t actual, Ukrainians have really taken possession of a number of Russian tanks that have been deserted in the course of the nation’s assault on Ukraine. Quite a few movies have circulated on-line exhibiting farming tractors towing these heavy items of navy tools down the road.

Ukraine’s Nationwide Company for the Safety (NAPC) acknowledged on its web site that ‘property acquired in battle’ from the beginning of the Russian invasion was equal to ‘scrap’ of no claimable worth.

‘Have you ever captured a Russian tank or armored personnel provider and are fearful about how you can declare it? Hold calm and proceed to defend the Motherland! There isn’t a must declare the captured Russian tanks and different tools, as a result of the price of this … doesn’t exceed 100 residing wages (UAH 248,100),’ stated a press release from the NAPC through Interfax Ukraine.

Whereas this isn’t the primary piece of faux information to return from the battle, we suspect there shall be extra to return. Both approach, Russian tanks appear to be scorching commodity with Nameless providing a Bitcoin bounty to Russian troops who give up their tanks.

 

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