US News No, these images do not prove the deployment of latest generation weapons in Ukraine

14:50  03 october  2022
14:50  03 october  2022 Source:   observers.france24.com

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Cette vidéo qui date d’octobre 2019 est utilisée pour affirmer que la Russie déploie de nouvelles armes sur le front ukrainien. © Observers This video which dates from October 2019 is used to affirm that Russia deploys new weapons on the Ukrainian front.

Is Russia deploying new generation weapons in Ukraine? This is what many pro-Russian accounts have been claiming since September 29, 2022, based on images of tanks and missiles presented as "exclusive to the front". Except that a simple inverted image search makes it possible to show that they are not exclusive since they date from October 2019.

The verification in brief

since September 29, 2022, pro-Russian accounts affirm , based on a video allegedly turned on the front, that Russia is deploying new weapons in Ukraine. However, these images are in fact drawn from a report broadcast in 2019 by a Sébastopol television, a Ukrainian city annexed by Russia.

The detail of the

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verification of the tanks transported on a long military convoy or rolling in difficult terrain, missiles rising to the sky: this is the content of a video shared since September 29, 2022, in particular by users based in French -speaking Africa. According to them, these videos are recent, and show that the Russian army can rely on latest generation equipment.

“Urgent: Russia has just deployed modern weapons and the most dangerous tanks in the world in Ukraine. #ExClusive du Front 29.09.2022 ”, can we read in legend of this publication , which displays 520,000 views and more than 2,500 shares on Facebook.

Now this sequence is old. By realizing an inverted image search on the Yandex search engine (see here how to proceed), it is possible to find the origin of the video.

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We can indeed identify the same images in a report broadcast on October 17, 2019 by NTS , a local television from Sevastopol, a Ukrainian city annexed by Russia in 2014.

This report uses these sequences to inform of the entrance In service of the “latest anti-aerial missile systems“ Buk-M3 ”in one of the districts of the Russian armed forces. A technology presented as particularly innovative and efficient.

Using the keywords “Buk-M3 anti-aerial missiles” (in Russian) and by restoring the 2019 search on Google's search engine, we can then find the original video. This was put online by the Ministry of Defense of Russia on its Youtube channel on October 16, 2019.

If these weapons were therefore well innovative at the time, these images were nothing exclusive and do not show the situation in the current conflict in Ukraine.

If you want to know more about the verification of the images, do not hesitate to consult our guide, available here .

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