Executive Intelligence Review


Russia Will Seek To Prosecute White Helmets for Supporting Terrorism

Feb. 20, 2019 (EIRNS)—Ilya Rogachev, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s department of new challenges and threats, told TASS yesterday that Russia will press for putting the White Helmets on trial for crimes committed in Syria, including faked videos of chemical attacks which they then alleged were carried out against civilians by the Syrian government.

“The leading Western countries have failed to place the struggle against terrorism above their own time-serving political interests. In the sphere of international counter-terrorist cooperation various selective approaches thrive. Terrorists are rated as ‘bad’ and ‘not very bad.’ Countries are being forced to agree with the concept of ‘resistance to violent extremism’ and its dangerous elements that create situations for ousting ‘disfavored’ governments,”

Rogachev said.

“We are determined to push ahead with and safeguard Russia’s foreign policy positions in order to ensure the White Helmets’ crimes in Syria and their attempts to mislead the international community by means of fake chemical weapons attacks attributed to the Syrian government forces, just as any other terrorist activity, should be thoroughly investigated and put on trial.”