The problem was not with the report itself, but with the tweet's accompanying photo: A screenshot from the "Command & Conquer: Generals" computer game.
The embassy, which had actually retweeted the item from the Russian Defense Ministry, never pretended that the photo was of actual ammunition trucks, and the caption on the picture of the trucks stated: "image used for illustration purposes only."
But that didn't stop the sarcastic flood of Twitter comments:
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