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Fact Check-Video of artillery fire near tent dates back to at least 2019, does not show Russian invasion of Ukraine

A clip of artillery fire from what looks like a military camp in low light has no relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and is from at least 2019, although the clip is widely shared by users online social media.

The 30-second clip features text etched into the video that reads: “Russian planes shot down by Ukrainian fighters.”

An iteration of the video has garnered over 77,000 views on Twitter, with one user sharing the video with a caption that reads: “More Ukraine” (here).

Another iteration of the clip via Instagram had over 16,000 views and 1,400 likes at the time of writing (here).

The clip is however not recent and is not related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Although Reuters could not find the definitive source of the video, it is at least over two years old. A user uploaded the clip to YouTube in November 2019 (here), (bit.ly/3Iq5XR0), (archive.is/GSm6O).

The latest Reuters reports on the situation in Ukraine can be consulted (www.Reuters.com/places/ukraine).

VERDICT

Wrong caption. A clip of artillery fire in low light has no connection to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and has been online since at least November 2019.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Learn more about our fact-checking work here.