The query “budanov died” jumped in search trends on the evening of June 17, 2023.
Netizens check the information on whether the head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov died.
Such requests come from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Germany.
The reason for the surge was the post of the former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Ilya Kiva, which he published on the evening of June 17, 2023, on his Telegram channel.
According to Kiva, Budanov allegedly died without regaining consciousness.
Official news about Kyrylo Budanov is published on the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine telegram channel.
So, on June 11, 2023, a video was released with the head of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of Ukraine “It will continue. Plans love silence.”
Earlier, the Russian Kremlin media spread the message that Budanov was allegedly wounded, and on June 16, 2023, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Budanov took part in a meeting of the military cabinet.
The query “Kyrylo Budanov died” jumped in search trends on June 3, 2023.