Is Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky belly dancing in viral video?

In the fast-paced world of social media, digging through old videos, photos and statements of public figures is nothing new, but with the advent of artificial intelligence, the thin line between real and fake is blurring.

After several cases of AI generating videos featuring celebrities emerged, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky became the latest victim.

A video circulated on the micro-blogging site X (formerly known as Twitter) showed Zelensky belly dancing at a private event. Dressed in a traditional red belly dance costume, Zelensky showed off her spectacular moves.

As soon as the video went viral, a non-stop stream of serious and humorous comments started coming from Platform X. Many users commented, claiming that the person dancing was not Zelensky, but a deeply fake version. However, the truth remains hidden.

Let us tell you that before being elected President of Ukraine in 2019, Zelensky had worked as a stand-up comedian. He was a former actor and winner of the popular television show Dancing with the Stars.