Disinfo: New evidence that the chemical attack in Douma was a fake


The Western politicians and the media are ignoring the obvious evidence that there was no chemical attack in Douma.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on chemical attack in Douma. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The story is illustrated with pictures that in fact were published in Global Times in 2016, and are behind-the-scenes pictures from a film with which a Syrian-born film-maker "wanted to attract the world’s attention to the real-life stories of the victims of the 2013 sarin gas attack."  Further debunking by the Insider and TV Dozhd.


  • Reported in: Issue105
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: Douma, West, Chemical weapons/attack, The West


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Only fake evidence of a chemical attack in Douma

Laughable carelessness when stories on Douma chemical attack were cooked up [by the White Helmets], with children forced to pretend to be wounded, dead, poisoned with a deadly gas.

In the video, a girl in a red sweater lies under a striped blanket whereas in posted photos the same girl lies in the center of another room among numerous dead bodies of adults. This is a pure fake.

An appropriate question arises as to how the allegedly dead children could move around different rooms.

Similar manipulations using children were used by the White Helmets in staging an alleged chemical attack in Khan-Shaykhun.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on the White Helmets and Douma attack. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=white+helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=, , https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77353&date=

According to the World Health Organisation, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals.

More than 70 people sheltering in basements have reportedly died, with 43 of those deaths related to symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals. Two health facilities were also reportedly affected by these attacks. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2018/chemical-attacks-syria/en/

For 235 years, Crimea is Russia’s

For 235 years, Crimea is Ours [Russia’s]. On April 19, 1783 Empress Catherine the Great issued a Manifesto on Crimea’s accession to the Russian Empire.


Crimea is part of Ukraine. In 1783 Catherine II (the Great) annexed Crimean peninsula. After that, rivalry between the Russians and the Turks persisted, and in the Crimean War (1853–56) it expanded into a broader European conflict.

When the Revolution of 1917 led to the collapse of the Russian Empire, the remaining Crimean Tatars declared Crimea to be an independent democratic republic. The peninsula was reorganized as the Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1921. After the war Crimea was downgraded from an autonomous republic to an oblast (region) of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, and in 1954 it was transferred to Ukraine.

The Istanbul Convention includes full rejection of national culture, introducing juvenile justice and gay-parades in Armenia

The Istanbul Convention includes full rejection of national culture, introducing juvenile justice and gay-parades in Armenia. The Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement signed between Armenia and the EU talks about closing the nuclear power plants.





Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on childcare euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77245&date=, , sexual minorities euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=&disinfo_issue=&disinfo_keywords%5B%5D=77174&date=, and the nuclear power plants euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=armenia+nuclear&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) is the most comprehensive international agreement in terms of preventing violence against women. Armenia signed the Istanbul convention in January 2018. www.coe.int/en/web/istanbul-convention/-/armenia-signs-the-istanbul-convention,