Simulation video game clips are shared as Ukraine-Russia war videos

Claim

Terrifyingly precise ambush

#Ukraine is hunting #Russian tanks with American FGM-148 Javelin missiles. Have to see to believe it.

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Explanation

A couple of video clips are doing rounds on social media platforms with a claim that the video is from Ukraine – Russia war where Ukraine is hunting Russian tanks with American FGM-148 javelin missiles. Such posts can be seen here, here, and here.

What is the truth?

When searching with the keywords from the claim posts on Google, a Youtube video published in July 2022 by the channel ‘MILMAN’ was found.

The first claim video can be seen from 2.35 minutes of the MILMAN video titled ‘Ukraine NLAW Anti-Tanks Missile Destroyed 2 Russian Tanks – Arma 3 Game (Military Simulation)’.

The second claim video looked similar to the first claim video. When the said MILMAN video is watched further, we found the second claim video clip at 4.45 minutes.

Both viral videos are clipped from the same video. The description part of the video says that it was created with ARMA and is not completely representative of reality but just a simulation of real news.

The Youtube channel published several similar videos. When we checked the ‘about’ page, it says that all military simulations are created in the video game ARMA 3.

Conclusion

In our search, it is found that both viral videos are simulations created in the video game and not real videos from Ukraine – Russia war.

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