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No, Putin didn’t go underwater during as Russia’s invaded Ukraine

A video of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s submarine voyage recently went viral on TikTok claiming that Putin was hiding underwater in a submarine after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Newschecker has found the claim to be false. 

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Screenshot TikTok

The viral video content has received over 103k likes and has been watched over 959.9K times at last count.

Shared by TikTok user jahid_jr_10 and itz___rahel6, the video shows russian president vladimir putin entering a mini-submarine.

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Screenshot TikTok

Originally, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the wreckage of the ship in the Black Sea in 2015 with Russian researchers in a mini-submarine.

Fact Check / Verification

To verify the claim, we conducted a Google search using the keywords “Putin-Submarine” and found the original video on the official Youtube channel of UK based The Telegraph, titled “Russian President Vladimir Putin pays visit to Crimea in a submarine” published on August 19, 2015.

Viral video on the Left and Original video on the Right

On further research, we found the same video was reported by the BBC on August 17, 2015, titled “Putin in Crimea: Leader dives on Black Sea shipwreck in minisub”.

Screenshot BBC News report

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Conclusion

A seven-year-old video of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s submarine voyage in Crimes is being shared falsely on social media alleging that Putin is hiding underwater in a submarine after Russia invaded Ukraine in March 2022 

Result: False Context | False

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