Fact Check: Old video passed off as Russia-Ukraine clash

A 45-second video is being widely shared on Twitter with the caption, “Russian military paratroopers landed in Ukraine, near Kharkov.”

By Sabya Singh  Published on  28 Feb 2022 4:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Old video passed off as Russia-Ukraine clash

Hyderabad: A 45-second video is being widely shared on Twitter with the caption, "Russian military paratroopers landed in Ukraine, near Kharkov."

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Fact Check:

The claim is false.

NewsMeter conducted a reverse image search of the key-frames of the video on Yandex and found a link to a Russian website 'Bestlibrary.'

Through the link, we found that the same video was uploaded on the website on December 17, 2018, with a caption that roughly translates, "This is what Russian paratroopers look like."

We found the video on the website 'Alisastom'. It was uploaded on December 24, 2018, with the same caption.

The same 0:49-second video was uploaded on another website on March 20, 2019.

One of the comments of the video read, "I watched this near Kostroma." Kostroma is a riverside city in western Russia."

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We found the same video posted on a Facebook page 'Made in Russia' on September 18, 2016. According to the post, the video was shot in 2014.

Hence, the claim is false. The clip has been on the internet for the last eight years. It is not related to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine clash.

Claim Review:Russian military paratroopers landed in Ukraine, near Kharkov.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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