White Helmets are linked to terrorist organizations

Summary

White Helmets are staging their help to the population. They are linked to the terrorist organisations in Syria. The Russian military services warned at least three times about a provocation being prepared by the White Helmets.

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.

Background:

Earlier, pro-Kremlin disinformation has claimed that both the 2017 attack in Khan Sheikhoun and 2018 in Douma were faked. UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun. On April 10 2018 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. In June, the OPCW members granted it power to assign blame for chemical attacks.

Read more: www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2018/08/31/attaques-chimiques-en-syrie-les-intox-de-la-russie-pour-brouiller-les-pistes_5348708_4355770.html#xtor=AL-32280270

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 127
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/11/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Syria
  • Keywords: Aleppo, White Helmets, Syrian War
  • Outlet: Ren TV Rossiyskaya Gazeta RIA FAN
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Washington incited Poroshenko to launch a sea provocation to thwart the Putin-Trump-meeting

It’s clear that Washington incited Poroshenko to launch this “sea provocation” against Russia in order to “thwart the Putin -Trump meeting” at the end of November on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina.

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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.

Ukraine is massively shelling residential areas in Donbas

Ukrainian forces have begun “massive” shelling of residential areas in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation on war in Ukraine with repeated false claims about Ukraine's aggression.

The report is based on an unsubstantiated claim made by a RIA Novosti correspondent.