Disinfo: The attack on Syrian military positions by the US-led coalition…


The attack on Syrian military positions by the US-led coalition in Syria shows that the West is an enemy of Russia, and that the war in Syria is a proxy war between Russia and the USA, between the East and the West.


The US has acknowledged its mistake (the strikes were an accident) and apologised to the Syrian government (bit.ly/2cTBsbI), . Furthermore, on 2 June 2016, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s Secretary General, announced that the intergovernmental military alliance “does not want confrontation with Russia, on the contrary, we strive for a more constructive relationship with Russia” (bit.ly/2d9hoj1), .


  • Reported in: Issue41
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/09/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US, Syria
  • Keywords: West, Syrian War


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