The ‘exclusive’ photos of ‘Russian invasion in Ukraine’ in 2014 turned out to be easily found in the Web, with at least one of them dating back to 2008. Now, US senator James Inhofe is furious with the Ukrainian delegation for setting him up with the ‘evidence’.
Questions have been raised about the veracity of reports that claim Russian troops have invaded Ukraine after US Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe confessed that several photos of Russian convoys he obtained from a Ukrainian parliamentary group were taken during the 2008 Georgia conflict, the Washington Free Beacon said.
On Tuesday, the Washington Free Beacon ran a story that unveiled “exclusive” photos of victims of militia bombs and Russian armed vehicles seemingly rolling into Ukraine.
The photos were provided to Inhofe’s office in print by an obscure Ukrainian delegation, led by a Georgetown professor, who said the images were taken at the height of Russia’s alleged military incursion between August 24 and September 5, 2014.
Inhofe’s spokeswoman Donelle Harder was cited as saying they had checked back with their sources – none of them high-level Ukrainian officials – before releasing the photos. She said they had been quite confident about their authenticity since the imagery allegedly matched reports about the Ukraine conflict.
But speaking to The Mirror on Thursday, Sen. Inhofe confessed he was “furious” to learn that at least one of the photos was taken by Associated Press during Russia’s military operation in Georgia back in 2008. Several other images are readily available elsewhere online and can be found using a Google Images search.
Source: Sputnik International