As it turns out, the short clip is actually from a computer game.
As the video package moves swiftly to show how Su-25s operate in Syria using archive footage, a gun-sight clip that visually appears to be from a video game is edited in.
“The use of this shot was a mistake made by the editor who took it from the archive. Earlier this frame was used in a package about computer games,” the statement reads.
Users on Pikabu — which some call the Russian equivalent of Reddit — started debating about the spectacular blunder and whether it was intentional.
DildaN3 wrote: “This shot wasn’t needed there at all, it appears only for a fraction of a second, it doesn’t have any meaning. Why did they add it in? Maybe it is a hidden message from the employees of Channel One? Like: ‘They are making us do this, help!’?”
Another user pointed out that it’s not the first time it happened.