Russian social media was abuzz with claims of destroying an American M1 Abrams tank near Soledar, Ukraine. However, these claims were quickly debunked by Ukrainian officials, military watchers, and netizens alike. After the news about Russian claims went viral on social media, it was found that the image was actually from 2010. This is not the first time netizens have made a claim that was mocked by Ukrainian officials, military watchers, and netizens alike. Meanwhile, a US Abrams tank could be seen struggling in the snow in a completely separate video that has also gone viral on social media. The United States and some of its European partners recently announced significant fresh arms deliveries to Ukraine, including armored vehicles and heavy weaponry. However, Washington again stopped short of announcing the M1 Abram tanks that Ukraine has been lobbying for. Against that backdrop, Russia’s claim of destroying a tank that the US is yet to decide on has only come as another propaganda exercise in futility.
Today: December 1, 2023