Disinfo: The White Helmets is an organisation that creates fakes and makes propaganda on behalf of jihadists and terrorists


The White Helmets are an organisation that creates fakes and makes propaganda on behalf of jihadists and terrorists.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on the White Helmets. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=, https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=white+helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The White Helmets are a volunteer search and rescue group made up of Syrian civilians, which has been attacked by the pro-Kremlin and pro-Assad media on numerous occasions. medium.com/dfrlab/syriahoax-part-two-kremlin-targets-white-helmets-c6ab692d4a21,

It was the White Helmets’ footage that documented the chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun in April, which killed at least 83 people, a third of them children. UN war crimes investigators later concluded the attack was carried out by the Syrian regime. www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/18/syria-white-helmets-conspiracy-theories,

In May of 2017 Russia’s Chargé d’Affaires at the UN Security Council, submitted a report containing “information on the work of the White Helmets in Syria”. The evidence in the document consisted solely of a presentation a British blogger had given in London earlier that year. www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/vanessa-beeley-syria-white-helmets_uk_5ad9b6cae4b03c426dad48a9?22,


  • Reported in: Issue105
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: Douma, Jihad, White Helmets, Chemical weapons/attack, Propaganda, Terrorism


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Britain seeks another anti-Russian provocation

The Douma attack and the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury are parts of the same plot. Evidence is destroyed. OPCW mission was manipulated by the British. And now US BZ nerve agent’s discovery in the Skripal samples.. Who is to say that nothing else was injected – like the agent used to allegedly poison the Skripals?  As evidence is destroyed and the Skripals are “abducted”, Britain seeks another anti-Russian provocation – with warnings of a Russian cyber-attack.


No evidence given. Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on the Skripal poisoning and Douma chemical attack https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=, euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=,

On Sunday 4 March Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia.

Western methods in Syria now like Nazi propaganda in 1939

This [Douma chemical attack] was a provocation, a typical pretext for war. World War II began that way, when SS troops in Poland in 1939 acted as if they took lessons from the British-sponsored White Helmets, which was then used by Nazi propaganda. The fake attack on a German radio station in the town of Gleiwitz in August 1939 became the pretext for the Nazi invasion of Poland at the start of World War II where millions of people got killed. What is the difference between that and the Western methods in Syria now?


Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on chemical attack in Douma, Syria and the White Helmets. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=,

The Nazi German attack in Gleiwitz 1939 has nothing to do with the Douma chemical attack. www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/6106566/World-War-IIs-first-victim.html, https://www.britannica.com/event/German-Soviet-Nonaggression-Pact,

A subsequent US missile strike against Syria was based on a YouTube clip

A subsequent US, UK and France missile strike against Syria was based on a YouTube clip, even though the Russian soldiers and journalists, the first on site, established there was no chemical attack.


Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on chemical attack in Douma, Syria. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=douma&disinfo_issue=&date=, , euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=white+helmets&disinfo_issue=&date=,

In the end of the story, Vesti Nedeli has interviewed a man who claims that he assisted in the filming of the fake chemical attack. 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.