Media Outlets Share Fighter Jet Videos From An Airshow As Russian Jets Invading Ukraine
The president of Russia Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine on Thursday, February 24th while warning Nato and the US not to interfere. According to the Ukrainian president, 137 people including military and civilian personnel had been killed on the first day of the Russian invasion.
While the conflict between the two countries heating up, several media outlets have shared videos of military aircraft flying over buildings claiming that they are from the ongoing conflict even though they are not. According to Facto News, they are from a two-year-old rehearsal video from Russia’s Victory Day celebrations. We also confirmed that they are from an old video.
As shown below a major English channel posted a video on Twitter with the caption,
“#RussiaUkraineCrisis: Ukraine says 5 Russian planes, 1 helicopter shot down in Luhansk #PutinOnTheMarch #Russia #Ukraine”
However, the above Tweet has been deleted and we cannot provide a link to the tweet. Also, another news company shared the same video claiming that they are from the ongoing Russian-Ukraine conflict.
— DNA (@dna) February 24, 2022
The same video was shared by also some other TV channels. Then the comment tweet from the Deputy News Editor at Storyful Rob McDonagh on one of the false tweets confirmed that they are from an old parade rehearsal over Moscow uploaded back in 2020.
This video is not from Ukraine.
It’s an air parade rehearsal over Tushino (Moscow) in 2020: https://t.co/u6cavEhCVb
— Rob McDonagh (@RobMcD) February 24, 2022
You can watch the original video from the airshow rehearsal in 2020 below.