Video of Battle Tanks in the Mud Was Shot in Sweden, Not Ukraine
A video shows battle tanks, Leopard 2s, stuck in the mud in Ukraine.
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During the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, social media users circulated a video purporting to show battle tanks, Leopard 2s, stuck in the mud in Ukraine.
Social media users criticized Ukraine, saying that these tanks were not suitable for the soil in Ukraine.
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading.
After conducting a thorough reverse image search, Misbar’s team found the viral video to be outdated and unrelated to Ukraine.
This Video Shows Military Exercise in Sweden
The original video was published by Wartofta Tank Company, which is part of Skaraborgs Regiment of the Swedish Armed Forces.
The Instagram account published the video along with other photos of the exercise on April 28, 2022.
The post’s translated caption reads, “Sometimes things don't go as planned, being heavy is not always an advantage. Last week, the company was down in Skåne and practiced, and we gained valuable experience in assessing terrain and substrates. If we got a penny for every sod we took, everyone could go on vacation by now. But at least we were lucky with the weather! #skaraborgsregemente #strv122 #wartoftastridsvagnskompani #svfm #försvarsmakten”
Misbar’s team searched the Swedish military exercises during April 2022 and found that the Swedish Army armored regiment called "The Southern Scanian Regiment, P 7" committed a military exercise at the time.
The Southern Scanian Regiment’s Military Exercises
The Southern Scanian Regiment, P 7, was located in Revingehed, around 20 kilometers east of Lund, in order to practice a military exercise.
The team's primary goals were to train soldiers in ground combat and create combat groups for the army.
Officers, troops, and civilian employees were trained and equipped to take part in activities both domestically and internationally.
Several Countries Pledge to Supply Tanks to Ukraine
According to the country's defense ministry, Germany will supply 18 Leopard 2s main battle tanks to Ukraine, four more than originally estimated.
According to Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland, four of the Leopard 2 battle tanks Poland promised to Ukraine have been delivered, Bloomberg reported.
Sweden has declared its intention to send roughly 10 Leopard 2 tanks.
Portugal, Finland, and Spain are other countries that have committed to supplying Leopard 2s.
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