A video shared on Facebook purportedly shows Ukrainian farmers attempting to harvest their crops amid the current conflict.
While some reports indicate Ukrainian farms are suffering from the war, the video shared on Facebook is from 2014, not 2022.
About 1,500 acres of wheat and rapeseed were destroyed in Ukraine by Russian airstrikes last week, according to Bloomberg. The Russian invasion in Ukraine has exacerbated a worldwide food crisis. Russia is continuing to blockade Ukrainian ports and prevent the exportation, reported.
The Facebook video, viewed over 5,600 times, appears to show a Ukrainian combine harvester attempting to harvest crops as part of the field burns in the background. “Harvesting in Ukraine 2022,” reads the video’s title. The caption of the video reads, “This is the way harvesting is happening amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” (RELATED: Does This Image Show A Ukrainian Farmer Towing A Rocket? )
The footage predates the current invasion of Ukraine, however. A longer version of it appeared on YouTube in 2014 with a Russian-language title that translates to, “Fire in the field. You can save the harvest. The video description doesn’t give any context nor details.
Although the Facebook video is miscaptioned, numerous Ukrainian farms have been damaged and burned during the course of the war, according to CNN. In some instances, Ukrainian farmers are rushing to harvest crops near the frontlines of the conflict, Reuters reported.
This isn’t the first misinformation about Ukrainian farmers to be spread online. Check Your Fact previously debunked a viral image from March 2022 that claimed to show a Ukrainian farmer towing a captured Russian jet.