FACT CHECK: Former Miss Ukraine Anastasiia Leena Has NOT joined the Ukraine Military, Know the full story here.
Amid the Russian-Ukraine crisis, a photo of a Former Ukraine model has been going viral claiming that she has joined the army to protect her country. Here is the photo:
This viral photo is of Miss Ukraine Anastasiia Lenna who represented her country in the Miss Grand International beauty contest in 2015.
This viral photo was picked up by a variety of news channels nationally and internationally, here are some of them:
A former Miss Ukraine has donned army boots and picked up an assault rifle and vowed that anyone "who crosses the Ukrainian border with the intent to invade will be killed" https://t.co/2JWRAGxA45
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 27, 2022Advertisement
Popular media channels like NDTV, Zee News, Live Mint, India Today, New York Post posted about this on their platforms. The Logical Indian did a thorough fact check on this photo and found out that the Lennna never joined the military. Anastasiia Lenna on her Instagram confirmed that she never joined the Ukrainian army.
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In this post, she clearly mentions that she didn’t join the military. The whole misunderstanding began after she posted a picture of her holding a gun on Instagram with the hashtag #StandWithUkraine.
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It was observed by the fact-checking team of Logical Indian and also after Lenna mentioned that it was an airsoft rifle. Airsoft is a military simulation sport where players can imitate military fights and do mock combats with replicas of real-world weapons.
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