An innaccurate infographic created and posted by the official Twitter account of Ukraine’s air force that compares the number of missiles dropped in Syria to those dropped in Ukraine has been widely condemned.
The graphic, which urges people to “realize the scale of the disaster,” wrongly claims that only 100 missiles were dropped in Syria over five years and goes on to say that 1,100 were dropped in Ukraine in just 22 days.
In fact, since September 2015, when Russia began its military engagement in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s administration, Syria has witnessed 45,000 military strikes.
The official Twitter account of the National Guard of Ukraine, a branch of the Ukrainian military, has shared the image. So has Ukrainian MP Lesla Vasylenko.