It's not the first time this has happened, nor will it be the last: a TV station has accidentally used footage of a modern military shooter in a report on real-life military action. This time, it was Channel One, a state-run Russian channel. In a program yesterday, a split-second shot showed off some Arma 3 gameplay, between shots of real world warfare.
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Reported by the BBC on their News From Elsewhere channel, which is dedicated to stories from around the world that don't fit in traditional breaking news boxes, the report was a part of Voskresnoye Vremya, a weekly news program. The report itself was made to celebrate Defender of the Fatherland Day, and honoured Russia's armed forces, specifically Roman Filippov, a pilot who died just weeks ago in military action.