Video Game Clip Shared as an Attack in Ukraine on a Russian Plane
A video depicting an attempted attack on a Russian military aircraft in Ukraine.
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Accounts and users on the social networking sites Tik Tok and Facebook have been circulating a short video clip depicting Ukrainian forces attempting a targeted attack on a Russian military aircraft in Ukraine. Thousands of people watched and shared the video.
Misbar investigated the circulating claim and found that it was misleading. According to research, the video clip was not an attempt to target a Russian plane in Ukraine, but rather an electronic game called ARMA3. It was posted on YouTube on January 6, 2022, well before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as shown below.
Description: Screenshots of the video posted on Youtube in early January 2022.
The claims come just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation in Ukraine. Russia continues to attack and bomb Ukrainian cities, despite fierce resistance. Based on their findings, the Misbar team confirms that the claim is false, and that the video is of a video game, not an attempted attack by Ukraine on Russian military aircraft.
Translated by Dina Faisal