Zakharova: White Helmets had close ties with terrorists in Syria
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday that the so-called “White Helmets” organization had close ties with terrorists in Syria and contributed to prolonging the crisis in it.
In her weekly press conference, Zakharova said that the ‘White Helmets’ turned out to be foreign agents serving anti-Syria interests for huge amounts of money, and this has been proved uncontestably by their evacuation and distribution to different countries.
Zakharova said that the operations carried out by the Syrian Arab Army to eliminate terrorism in Daraa and Quneitra are nearing completion, pointing out that losses among the terrorists are increasing.
She stressed that the attempts of some UN officials to hold the Syrian state responsible for the terrorist act carried out by Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization in Sweida province are a blatant distortion of the actual situation in Syria, manipulation and trading in the tragedy of the citizens affected by terrorist acts, which harms the reputation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the administration he heads at the United Nations.
The Spokeswoman affirmed that the UNHCR’s statement manipulates the facts and deliberately and unknowingly distorts them.
“Unfortunately, this is not the first time that the temporary and anti-Syrian goals have prevailed over common sense and truth, especially given the absence of any reaction by this international body which is called for defending human rights over the deals already struck with the terrorists of Daesh in Mosul and Raqqa,” the Russian official added.