Rumors went round that a Russian member of Parliament was killed in Ukrainian strike, the rumours remain unfounded.
On the other hand, it was senior Russian general has been killed in a missile strike in Ukraine.
Lt Gen Oleg Tsokov is said to have died in a strike on a hotel housing Russian military commanders in Berdyansk, on Ukraine’s occupied southern coast.
Russia’s defence ministry has not officially confirmed his death.
But it was widely announced by Russian war channels on the Telegram messaging app.
TV host Olga Skabeyeva said ‘absolutely all media’ were reporting it.
Lt Gen Tsokov was deputy commander of Russia’s southern military district.
Ms Skabeyeva who presents a talk show on the state-run Rossiya-1 channel said he was killed by a UK-supplied Storm Shadow missile.
He was hit last September while commanding Russia’s 144th Motorized Infantry Division in the Svatove area of occupied eastern Ukraine.
Reports said he was caught up in a Ukrainian attack that destroyed a hotel accommodating Russian military commanders in Berdyansk, a city in the south-eastern region of Zaporizhzhia on the coast of the Azov Sea.
Images and video from various parts of Berdyansk have circulated on social media, but none show the exact site of the blast.
BBC Verify has confirmed that one photograph shows a column of smoke rising from the area where the Dune Hotel is located.
Russian local social media chatter suggested the strike occurred 0400 local time on 11 July.