Disinfo: The White Helmets were ordered by the British government to fake a chemical attack, as proved by video


As proven by video, the White Helmets were ordered by the British government to fake a chemical attack in Douma. The segment shows a number of images acquired by Russia-1’s Vesti news programme from a White Helmets film set, with signs of White Helmet involvement in fakery.


No evidence given. As shown by Bellingcat, these allegations were recently covered by the Vesti program on Russian state television channel Russia-1, claiming to show photographs of a White Helmets film set in East Ghouta. Actually, the images shown as "a proof of White Helmets faking pictures" are taken by Vesti itself from the Facebook page of the film Revolution Man.

This is not the first time that Russian state TV uses images from productions and claim it is reality euvsdisinfo.eu/computer-game-as-irrefutable-proof/, , euvsdisinfo.eu/oops-we-did-it-again/,

It is also part of an ongoing disinformation campaign in pro-Kremlin outlets against the White Helments euvsdisinfo.eu/smear-campaign-against-civilian-rescuers-in-syria-continues/, and against NGO:s in general euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=NGO&disinfo_issue=&date=,




  • Reported in: Issue 104
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia, Syria
  • Keywords: Douma, White Helmets, Chemical weapons/attack, NGO, Syrian War
  • Outlet: Vesti @Rossiya 1
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The missile attack on Syria was launched to obstruct the work of the OPCW inspectors

The strikes from US, UK and France were intended to destroy evidence and prevent the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) from performing its duties.


No evidence given. The latest chemical attack in Douma, Syria, has been accompanied by a massive disinformation campaign from pro-Kremlin outlets euvsdisinfo.eu/how-to-make-500-victims-of-a-suspected-chemical-attack-disappear/,

Meanwhile, the fact-finding mission of the OPCW continues it's deployment to Syria www.opcw.org/news/article/opcw-fact-finding-mission-continues-deployment-to-syria/, For more information see www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/17/syria-russia-says-inspectors-will-be-allowed-into-douma,

Skripal poisoning was provocation by the US

It is clear for any normal person that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s hysterics and call for the EU – hurry up, express solidarity and expel Russian diplomats – was a well-staged provocation, the scenario of which with a high probability was written in Washington


Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media, the only connecting thread being to confuse their audience and exclude any possibility of Russian involvement https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

The nerve agent has been identified as Novichok (which means newcomer in Russian). It is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in Russia in the 1970s and 1980s https://www.voanews.com/a/british-prime-minister-russia-poisoning-spy/4294683.html It's so unusual, that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it and no country outside of Russia is known to have developed the substance https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html, https://theconversation.com/what-we-know-about-novichok-the-newby-nerve-agents-linked-to-russia-93264

A NATO toxin was used for the poisoning of Skripal

The nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK could have been the BZ substance which is used by the US and the UK.


No evidence given. The laboratory has answered twitter.com/SpiezLab/status/985243574123057152,

The OPCW have confirmed the UK findings in the case. "The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people." www.opcw.org/news/article/opcw-issues-report-on-technical-assistance-requested-by-the-united-kingdom/,