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This Video Does Not Show NATO’s Military Aid to Ukraine

Wesam Abo Marq Wesam Abo Marq
9th March 2023
This Video Does Not Show NATO’s Military Aid to Ukraine
The heavy vehicles were transported from Poland to Texas (Twitter)

The Claim

A video shows the arrival of heavy military equipment to the Polish-Ukrainian borders before heading towards Ukraine.

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Social media users circulated a video purporting to show the arrival of heavy military equipment at the Polish-Ukrainian border before heading towards Ukraine.

Some users claimed that the military aid was sent by NATO.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading. The video was taken on February 22, 2023 in Poland. 

Transporting Army Equipment From Poland to Texas

DVIDS, the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, posted the video on March 3, 2023.

The website that belongs to the Defense Media Activity in the United States Department of Defense distributed the video under the title, "MSCEURAF Coordinates Delivery of Army Equipment."

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According to the DVIDS, the video was shot in Gydnia, Poland before transporting the heavy vehicles from Poland back to Texas, USA.

As stated in the video’s caption, in order to transport the equipment of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (3-1 CD ABCT) from Poland to Texas, officials of the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa (MSCEURAF) collaborated closely with the 838th Transportation Battalion of the U.S. Army.

Before being loaded onto the American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC) Endurance, a ship hired by Military Sealift Command with the ability to transport heavy vehicles, the roughly 1,600 items of Army equipment had to be cleaned and inspected.

Endurance was finally able to approach the pier on February 26 to start loading the equipment after a few weather delays.

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1st Cavalry Division Arrived in Texas

Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, arrived back at Fort Hood, Texas, on January 5.

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In order to help the NATO Response Force, about 4,100 Troopers were sent to Grafenwöhr, Germany, along with other American units already stationed there.

Troopers participated in a variety of training exercises and tasks throughout Europe during their deployment in order to increase readiness and capability and to improve ties with NATO allies and regional partners.

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In the midst of the longest struggle since Moscow invaded Ukraine a year ago, Russia's Wagner mercenary group, which has led the attack on Bakhmut, claimed to have seized the eastern bank of the industrial town.

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