Thousands of posts and comments surfaced on social media, with its publishers claiming that Russian forces were targeting a military convoy carrying US-supplied weapons to Ukraine.
But that claim is false, and the video actually shows computer-generated images from the war video game “Arma 3”.
This video clip shows rockets exploding tanks and trucks from a distance and sending debris scattered in the air.
“A large convoy of US-supplied weapons and ammunition wanted to infiltrate Ukraine at night,” the Chinese commentary said.
“After detecting it using night vision equipment, Russia launched missiles into the air, hit it accurately and detonated it completely,” the commentary added.
The video went viral online on April 28, following a call by the White House for the US Congress to provide additional support to Ukraine, including military equipment.
On May 19, Congress approved a $ 40 billion military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine, an unprecedented amount that US lawmakers say will help defend Kiev against Russia’s continued invasion from February 24.
A reverse image search on Google found the same video he posted User On YouTube, last April 7, “A convoy was destroyed by a convoy with a twin-tube – military simulator – Arma 3”.
Arma 3 is a war-themed video game released by the Czech company Bohemia Interactive.
A company spokesman confirmed to AFP that the video, which was found in incorrect posts, showed footage from inside his “Arma 3” game.
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