The shelling of Ukraine from the Russian "Grad" mounted from the frame of the video game

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On July 29, 2014, the YouTube channel Shtepsel TV, followed by the Ukrainian media, published a “record” from an American satellite, which allegedly shows that rockets from the Grado MLRS are flying from the territory of Russia to Ukraine. The Russia Today website confirms that the movie was mounted by taking a frame from the flight simulator Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2.

The shelling of Ukraine from the Russian "Grad" mounted from the frame of the video game | Kanobu - Image 1

The confirming picture shows the logo of the game, which can be found on images from the official sites of Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2. Google finds several dozen copies of the “Ukrainian” frame, the earliest dated July 29, 2014. "1C-SoftKlab", published the game, could not confirm the authenticity of the picture: this requires expertise, but the company is not going to do it.

Russia Today journalists have forgotten to mention that at first the notorious video was not published by Shtepsel TV, but by a user under the pseudonym Gordon Duff: on July 27 he presented the video as a recording from a Russian satellite – allegedly you can see a Ukrainian rocket flying to the Malaysian Boeing 777 MH17.

Russia Today itself does not hesitate to reinforce the plots with frames from video games. July 14, 2014 on the website of the channel published a recording of the program "SofiKo", where the presenter Sofiko Shevardnadze asked the young African émigré about the civil war in Sudan. The authors of the program emphasized the horrors of the front-line childhood with a metal gear Solid 5 stealth action screenshot: The Phantom Pain about fictional events in Afghanistan in 1984 – the picture flashed on the screen in the studio. When Kanobu talked about this, Galia Fetkullina, a specialist in the external communications department of RT, asked us to remove or correct the note, trying to deceive us, but we did not do that.

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