The Russian defense Ministry commented on the information of Reuters, which claimed dozens of dead in Syria Russian military in 2017. Response to journalists was pretty sharp – but otherwise such serious misinformation, and even in one of the major military holidays of the country. It celebrated today the Day of airborne the office and tied the flow of fakes in the media.
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“The British news Agency Reuters was not the first time trying by any means to discredit the Russian operation to destroy the terrorists of ISIS (remember, banned in Russia – MK) and the return of peace in Syria,” – said the official representative of the defense Ministry major-General Igor Konashenkov.
According to him, “is released especially for the Day airborne publication” is no exception. Konashenkov pointed to the fact that once again, when a news Agency publishes this kind of provocative data, as sources indicated “rumors, data, social networks and invented conversations” scared of anonymous.
Defense Ministry spokesman also noted that the journalists mention of the Russian office casual, while feeding the “myth about some dead “contractors” of the “mysterious” organization”.
“So especially for the Russian edition of Reuters explains. No alleged “secret” burials of Russian servicemen killed in Syria, was not” – summed up the representative of the Ministry of defense.
Previously this information to the Agency about the alleged few dozen dead Russians commented in the Kremlin. More precisely, they were asked all those interested in the subject to seek an explanation in the defense Ministry. What before the civil Russians in Syria, if someone fights as a volunteer, doing this on their own initiative and without any sanctions Moscow, said the Kremlin.