October 31, 2018  |  Updated December 12, 2018

Russian Embassy Tweets Misleading Photo of White Helmets in Syria

By Polygraph
A tweet from the Russian Embassy in the U.K. official Twitter account

On October 30, the official Twitter account of the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom quoted Russia’s Defense Ministry as saying that members of the Syrian Civil Defense, better known as the “White Helmets,” were “filming” evidence of chemical warfare use. It also said that the White Helmets had received canisters of chlorine or some other chemical agent from “terrorist groups they support.”

Over the past few months, Russia’s Defense Ministry and other Russian officials have repeatedly claimed that the White Helmets were filming fake chemical weapons attacks. They have never provided evidence for this or explained how they obtained or confirmed such detailed information about the White Helmets’ activity.

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