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Becoming a “soldier in Ukraine”: a fake government site encourages the French to fight

On engage in the war in Ukraine.

A fake site impersonates someone of the Ministry of the Armed Forces and encourages the French to "get involved in Ukraine", site URL name, registered on March 15, according to Tech&Co.  The web page claims that “France is recruiting and training 200,000 men to carry out operations in Ukraine.” The site also announces that soldiers will receive “a 100% discount on funeral services”, but also “a bonus of 1 million euros à the family in the event of death" and a salary reaching 5,000 euros gross per month. It is also possible to trade with fake soldiers. : 70 fake profiles are presented there. A form also allows you to leave personal data such as date of birth, email address and telephone number, to be able to ;be contacted again. 

A "misinformation campaign"

The Ministry of the Armed Forces denounces a "disinformation campaign”, this March 28, on X, formerly Twitter. Another piece of information was provided. recently denied. A few days ago, Russia announced the sending of 2,000 French soldiers to Ukraine. France has mentioned; "irresponsible provocations" from Moscow.

Announcements that come after Emmanuel Macron "assumedé" the possibility to send Western soldiers to Ukraine. The French president had also specified that: that France "will not go on the offensive".  The site also includes a quote from Emmanuel Macron. resumption: "Russia must not win this war", we can read on the home page. Pro-Russian accounts have widely shared the address of this internet page on

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116