Embassy of
the Russian Federation
in the Republic of South Africa

tel: +2712 362-1337/38
tel: +2712 346-1508
fax: +2712 362-0116

Consular Section
tel: +2712 362-7116
fax: +2712 362-7090


updated 9:43 AM UTC, Dec 29, 2017

Comment by the Information and Press Department on provocations against the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force

As we have learned, opponents of Bashar al-Assad have released footage taken near the Syrian-Turkish border allegedly proving the use of chemical weapons by the Russian and Syrian air forces.

As far as we know, the crew filmed these alleged air raids resulting in the deaths of children in the best traditions of Hollywood. Special effects, particularly yellow smoke, were used to make it look believable.

We would like to use this opportunity to stress once again that special operations by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force exclusively target the terrorist groups ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra at the request of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, and chemical weapons are never used in such operations.

brics new  mgimo en  rt english  Russian Embassy in South Africa wbhrua-ru  rao cis  SPIEF18   rossot  gpw belarus  mgimo globalaffairs  BRICS fin eng   REW3


Main Menu