The video shows an American train carrying tanks, not a Russian convoy.

Claim: The video shows a “huge” military convoy heading to Ukraine

Since then Russia invades UkraineMany social media posts share photos and videos claiming to indicate armed conflict. But in many casesThe footage was taken before the invasion.

this is, Video shared on Facebook on March 1st..

A nearly 10-minute clip shows the train meandering through the countryside, pulling a long line of wagons loaded with tanks.

“A huge military convoy heading to Ukraine …” reads the captions of a video that has been played over 300,000 times a day.

March 1, satellite imagery of Maxar Technologies, a space intelligence company Shown a 40-mile convoy of Russian tanks and vehicles On the way to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. But the Facebook video doesn’t show that convoy.

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The same video was published on YouTube in 2017. It was shot in California, not Eastern Europe.

USA TODAY contacted the Facebook user who shared the video for comment.

A man left a vehicle damaged by a bombardment in Brovary, a suburb of Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Again on Tuesday, in Ukraine's second largest city, Russian artillery bombarded civilian targets and transported 40 miles of tanks and more. Vehicles threatened the capital & # x002014; Tactical Ukraine's embarrassed president said he was designed to concede for generations in Europe's largest ground war.

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, a man left a vehicle damaged by a bombardment in Brovary, a suburb of Kyiv, Ukraine. Russian artillery attacks civilian targets again on Tuesday in Ukraine’s second-largest city, with 40-mile tanks and other vehicles threatening the capital — tactics Ukraine’s embarrassed president has been confused for generations. He said it was designed to concede him in Europe’s largest ground war.

Video posted in 2017

Facebook videos are at least four and a half years old. Independent fact checking agency reported..

Original video It was released on YouTube on July 16, 2017. This clip, titled “BNSF Military (Abrams Tank) Runs Over Tehachapi,” has been played over 9 million times.

BNSF is a railway company operating only in North America. According to the website..society Has a long history To transport equipment in cooperation with the US military.

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“BNSF” can be seen on some locomotives in the video. Other engines boast the Norfolk Southern logo, Another American freight company..

Tehachapi, the place mentioned in the video captions Southern California City – Not in Eastern Europe.

The Tehachapi Pass Railway Line accommodates an average of 36 freight trains per day. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers.. USA TODAY found Some other YouTube videos Shows BNSF trains in the area.

Our rating: False

Based on our research, we falsely rate the claim that the video shows a “huge” military convoy heading for Ukraine. The footage in question is at least four years old. This shows an American railroad company carrying tanks in Southern California.

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