Zelensky “Misspoke” When Referring to a “900-Body Mass Grave”
Zelensky reportedly “misspoke” while claiming the discovery of a mass grave containing 900 victims of the Russian invasion, according to his aide.
During an interview with Polish media, Zelensky said that a new grave containing an unprecedented number of dead civilians had been uncovered on Friday (April 29).
“So many civilians were killed that despite the fact that they [the Russians] burned [some of the corpses in mobile crematoria], another mass grave has been found in Kyiv Region with the bodies of 900 civilians,” Zelensky said during the interview, according to Ukrayinska Pravda. “900 people!”
However, a short time after Zelensky announced the grim discovery, his spokesman Serhiy Nikiforov said that he misspoke about that number of bodies that had been found in the grave, according to The Kyiv Independent.
Nikiforov reportedly said that the claim of 900 bodies referred to the total number of bodies that had been discovered in mass graves throughout the entire Kyiv Oblast.
Ukraine Now Admits “Ghost of Kyiv” Doesn’t Actually Exist and Was Just Propaganda to Boost Morale
The “Ghost of Kyiv” is only a myth, Ukrainian officials admitted over the weekend.
After several news outlets last week identified the legendary, mysterious hero fighter pilot as a 29-year-old dad recently killed in battle with the Russians, military officials acknowledged Saturday (April 30) that there was no such person.
“The ghost of Kyiv is a superhero-legend, whose character was created by Ukrainians!” Ukraine’s Air Force Command wrote on Facebook.
The reputed hero had been credited with taking out as many as 40 Russian aircraft until he was shot down March 13 while battling an “overwhelming” number of enemy forces, the Times of London had reported.
“Hero of Ukraine Stepan Tarabalka is NOT ‘Ghost of Kyiv’ and he did NOT shoot down 40 planes,” said the country’s Air Force Command.