Journo posts video claiming Russian armored vehicles heading toward Ukraine (UPDATED)

10:00, 09 April 2018
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The video was posted by a Voice of America correspondent Fatima Tlisova, who says the armored vehicles are passing "into Ukraine."

The journalist says the video was filmed on April 7 in the village of Petrovka in Russia's Rostov region.

Each of the BMDs can transport three crew members and five paratroopers.

According to the locals, this is the second convoy of such armored vehicles passing the village recently.

Fatima Tlis later posted a correction update to her original tweet: "Video recorded 4/7/18 in the village of Petrovka, RU <> 25 miles from Ukrainian border; Allegedly there were two convoys; The vehicles are combat BMDs; The plates are freshly covered by paint; Locals say unusual route for military."

Coordinator of the Bellingcat OSINT project Aric Toller cited geolocation data, claiming that the video was shot 40 km from the border with Ukraine.

According to Toler, the nearest Russian military base in the area is located at a 17 km distance.

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