The ongoing Russian military operations in Ukraine has given rise to online misinformation, with several individuals linking old and unrelated videos to the crisis. The video below is circulating with the claim that Russian fighter jets escaped Ukrainian airstrikes after bombing the country.
Russia warplane nicely avoiding being dropped down by fire missiles after dropping BOMBS… This more than a war… Putin is teaching @NATO a lifetime lesson… #worldwar3 #RussiaUkraineConflict #Ukraine #Russia #RussiaUkraine pic.twitter.com/zCOvS9ob58
— PHOLELO (EFF) 🗨️ (@PHOLELO4US) February 24, 2022
Video game clip
Upon reverse searching the video’s keyframes, Alt News found YouTube channel Compared Comparison had uploaded the video earlier this year in January. Thus, the clip doesn’t show footage from the ongoing crisis.
This clip is 14 seconds longer than the viral clip. The viral section begins 10 seconds into the video. The description and the title establish that the video is a playthrough of the 2013 video game ARMA 3.
ARMA 3 is an open-world, realism-based, military tactical shooter video game.
This video game’s clips are often circulated amid military conflicts. Alt News has debunked the video several times in the past.
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