This tweet is going mega-viral with over 28,000 likes and counting but he is NOT the Japanese ambassador to Ukraine and he’s not in Kyiv but other than that, well done:
The Japanese ambassador to Ukraine stayed in Kiev.
His great-grandfather's samurai sword and traditional armor was delivered to him from Tokyo, Japan.
In a FB post, he declared that the samurai must protect the country in which he is!
“Glory to Japan! Glory to Ukraine!"
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) February 24, 2022
The man in the photo is actually Sergiy Korsunsky, Ukraine’s ambassador to Japan and this photo was taken in Tokyo:
Unfortunately this is fake. It’s the Ukraine ambassador to Japan, posing in Tokyo, not the Japanese ambassador to Ukraine posing in Kiev.
Big difference. https://t.co/Jz6WXCliFk
— Ron Nehring (@RonNehring) February 24, 2022
Yep. That should be deleted immediately:
This is a deceptive and inaccurate tweet. It is not the Japanese ambassador to Ukraine, it is the ambassador of Ukraine to Japan and took the photo while in Japan. Why do people feel the need to lie at such times? https://t.co/EbbceU3l2J
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) February 24, 2022
Here’s the original FWIW:
We know what we are fighting for. How about Russia?
— セルギー・コルスンスキー駐日ウクライナ特命全権大使 (@KorsunskySergiy) February 15, 2022