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BBC Breakfast uses old footage of Russian parade rehearsal to show invasion of Ukraine

A clip of military planes was shown on BBC Breakfast on 25 February as part of a segment that claimed to show a journey from Kyiv to Poland following the recent invasion of Ukraine. As Full Fact said already this particular clip of the military planes does not come from the Russian invasion.

A spokesperson for the BBC told Full Fact:

“The footage was used once briefly in error and the team have been reminded about verifying images.”

The use of the footage was not corrected during that particular segment, but Full Fact asked the BBC whether or not an on-air correction was made at any other point. At the time of writing, it has not yet been answered.

Full Fact wrote about this specific footage on 24 February, as an increasing number of misleading pictures and videos claiming to show the current situation in Ukraine emerged online.

As other fact-checkers, including Maldita and AFP Fact Check, have also reported, the footage is actually from May 2020 and shows a rehearsal for a military parade near Moscow.

The original footage can be seen on YouTube.

SourceFull Fact

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