Falsification of photos of Kosovo Albanian refugees in Kukës – propaganda in Serbia presents it as ‘kidnapping and deportation of Serbs’
That the Serbian media does not choose means to propagate the latest war in Kosovo, has been observed with the many forgeries that have been made to photographs of the same Albanian refugees deported outside the borders by former Yugoslav army.
In a photograph taken by the AP, published in the BBC, one can see how the Serbian media manipulated the description of the photograph, writes The Geopost.
The BBC states that in this photograph there are “thousands of Kosovars who settled in camps in northern Albania during the war in Kosovo.”
However, the distortion made by Serbian propaganda states that there are “kidnapped Serbs who were deported from Kosovo into the Republic of Albania.”
This is not the first time this has been done, recalling the case of the photograph of Kosovo refugee Sherife Luta.
Luta’s image was chosen among the best photographs of the century, as a testament to the time. But her image was misused by the Russian Embassy in South Africa, changing her nationality in an attempt to distort the truth.
Today is 22nd anniversary of the day when NATO brought death & destruction to #Yugoslavia by attacking a sovereign state in total disregard for intl law. NATO’s 78 days long “humanitarian intervention” took lives of 2000 innocent people, turned thousands more into refugees pic.twitter.com/VCX43bRmDU
— Russia in RSA 🇷🇺 (@EmbassyofRussia) March 24, 2021
Olga Skopina, from the city of Kirov, Russia, is the person who falsified this photo, which was misused by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to present her as a “Serbian war victim” during the NATO bombing in Kosovo.
Skopina is a photo news designer for the Russian news agency “Krasnaya Vesna.” For the first time, this version of the fake photo appeared in an article on this portal on August 18, 2018. /The Geopost/