The Ministry of defense: the media have photo collages as evidence of HQs failures of the Russian Federation in Syria

The Ministry of defense: the media have photo collages as evidence of HQs failures of the Russian Federation in Syria


MOSCOW, October 30. The Western media almost daily publish false information about the actions of the air group for Air and space forces in Syria, as evidence are the photo or the video frame without reference to the place and time of the event, said the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Andrei Kartapolov.

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“Despite the fact that the General staff as quickly as possible and informs the public about the actions of the Russian aviation in the Syrian Arab Republic, the Western media almost daily there are new fakes, where the accusations to our address on the non-selectivity of strikes”, he said.

Thus, according to him, credible evidence or data supporting these statements, “traditionally absent”. As evidence “are photo collages or videos of some ruins without reference to the place and time of this event,” said Kartapolov.

“Agreed, that the alleged number of our airstrikes destroyed hospitals, mosques, homes, and monuments of culture exceeds the number of attacks by Russian aircraft on terrorists as a whole,” he added.

The Russian General staff has denied reports of allegedly destroyed mosques

According to Andrew Kartapolov, another “newspaper hoax” the Western media about the mosque, named after Umar Ibn al-Khattab al-Farooq, allegedly destroyed by Russian aviation in Jisr al-Shughour (Idlib province), is completely untrue.

“Today we show you the real picture, using the data of objective control. The screen shows aerial photos of this mosque, made by our aircraft yesterday, October 29. The photos clearly show that the mosque has no damages”, – said the General of the Russian journalists.

According to him, all the “so-called disclosures,” published a number of rather reputable Western publications, such as British – “nothing like an ordinary fake, lacks any factual basis”.

Operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria

The Russian Federation has begun operations against militants of the Islamic state and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (organization banned in Russia) in Syria on 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in aviagruppa VC of the Russian Federation includes more than 50 aircraft. In the Russian defense Ministry has repeatedly stated that attacks on targets of militants in Syria are put only after repeated checks.