Various types of misinformation are being shared on social media regarding Ukrainian President Zelensky these days. Meanwhile, a video claiming to be the Ukrainian President and his wife Olena singing a song, have been shared by many social media users. However, our investigation proves the claims are false and misleading.
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A Facebook user added a video to the internet with a caption, “President Zelensky and his wife singing”.
Many similar posts were detected.
Due to the virality of this video, we decided to do an investigation over this.
First, we separated the video into fragments using Invid-We Verify tool and were able to find the original video. The original video can be watched below and it was released to YouTube a few days before (February 20) the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
The theme of the song is “Endless Love” and it was first sung in 1981 by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.
This is the image comparison between the singing couple and Zelensky`s family.
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According to our investigation, we were able to find out that the song in the viral video was sung by Connie Talbot and Alejandro Manzano and it was not a duet by the Ukrainian president Zelensky and his wife.
Title:This is NOT a duet between Ukrainian President Zelensky and his wife?Fact Check By: Kalana Krishantha