WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The U.S. Republican Party has released a campaign video — “The Preamble to the Pledge to America” — that features footage from Russia and Ukraine.
The video is comprised of a series of fragments designed to inform about America’s history, accomplishments, and pressing issues ahead of the November midterm elections and is accompanied by off-screen narration.
Some of the footage in the video was not shot in the United States, but in Russia, Ukraine and Slovakia.
Two video clips, one featuring oil pumps and a boy running through a field with an airplane in his hands, were actually filmed in the Volgograd region by Russian filmmaker Serg Grbanoff. The filmmaker informed HuffPost that he took the video.
Similarly, the Trump Make America Great Again committee released a digital ad in 2020 as part of then-President Donald Trump’s campaign that called on people to support US troops and used a stock photo of fighter planes of Russian manufacture and Russian models in military uniforms. .