Disinfo: The West keeps silent about the “Aleppo attack”, because it cannot blame the Syrian government

Summary

Indicative silence: The West is not commenting on the “recent gas attack in Aleppo” and does not care about the suffering victims, because it cannot blame the Syrian government this time.

Disproof

No evidence given.

The OPCW recently announced that it is planning to send a mission to Syria to probe an alleged poison gas attack.

For background on Aleppo attack see BBC report.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue127
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Syria
  • Keywords: Aleppo, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War

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Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about chemical attacks and the West "destabilizing Russia".

For background on Aleppo attack see BBC report.

White Helmets are linked to terrorist organizations

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Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about White Helmets. For further reporting on Aleppo attack see BBC report.

The OPCW recently announced that it is planning to send a mission to Syria to probe an alleged poison gas attack.

Washington incited Poroshenko to launch a sea provocation to thwart the Putin-Trump-meeting

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The Western masters of Kyiv are behind the provocation [incident in the Azov sea]. Ukraine is a country that has lost its sovereignty and is managed from outside, is an instrument to aggravate international tensions.

 

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on Ukraine and Azov Sea.

On November 25 border patrol boats belonging to Russia’s FSB security service seized two small Ukrainian armoured artillery vessels and their crews after shooting at them, wounding several Ukrainian servicemen. Russia argued that they were in Russian waters.

However a bilateral treaty between Russia and Ukraine, signed in 2003 and ratified by Russia in 2004, governs the use of the Kerch strait and the Sea of Azov, which in the treaty is considered to be the “internal waters” of both Russia and Ukraine.