Twitter has suspended the Russian embassy in Syria’s official account after it posted a video slamming allegations by the self-styled humanitarian rescue group White Helmets about the Russian military’s presence in Syria’s Idlib province.

“Twitter suspends accounts that violate Twitter rules,” the default notice on the grayed-out page of @RusEmbSyria reads without elaborating.

The accounts of Russian embassies in the UK and Canada have, meanwhile, remained active, although they also published photos and videos critical of the White Helmets’ activity.

The Russian embassy in South Africa, in turn, pointed to the fact that Twitter suspended the account of the Russian Embassy in Syria “after it posted factual criticism of the White Helmets,” quoting the Russian Defence Ministry.

The suspension comes a few days after the Russian Defence Ministry posted on its Twitter page a video proving that a market in the Maarat al-Numan area in Syria’s Idlib province is undamaged and fully operational.

The tweet was in response to the White Helmets’ allegations that the market was “destroyed” by Russian airstrikes on 22 July.

“On 26 July 2019, Russian unmanned aerial vehicles filmed the area to check reports about ‘the destruction’ of the market in Maarat al-Numan. As can be seen in the frames obtained by means of objective control, there are no signs of destruction in the area,” the tweet reads.

Earlier, the Russian Defence Ministry denied a recent report by Reuters which claimed that Russia had recently sent its ground troops and special forces to the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib to fight alongside the Syrian Army against the opposition.

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“Claims that Russian ‘ground troops’ and ‘special forces’ are allegedly participating in military operations in the province of Idlib (Syria), spread by UK information agency Reuters, are another fake. There are no Russian ‘ground troops’ in Syria, and there have never been any”, the ministry said in a statement.

The Syrian and Russian governments have repeatedly blamed the White Helmets for staging a number of provocations in Syria involving the use of chemical weapons in order to create a ‘false flag’ incident where the Syrian government is implicated and provide the Western countries with a plausible pretext for intervention in the Arab Republic.

The notorious NGO has more than once been busted staging and filming false-flag attacks, including the one last April, when the White Helmets published footage featuring doctors in Douma hospitals treating patients that had suffered from an alleged chemical attack launched by the Syrian army.

Damascus vehemently denied the allegations, denouncing the attack as a staged provocation to justify potential foreign intervention.

Last year, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “there is a lot of evidence proving that the White Helmets are virtually a branch of the terrorist organisation al-Nusra*, which is included in the UNSC’s sanctions list”.

“We are sure that everyone will see, sooner or later, the White Helmets’ genuine face. We are urging their Western sponsors to realise things as they are and stop defending those who are in actual fact provocateurs and extremists”, the statement emphasised.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Weldon Cheek

We in the west all know white helmets are terrorists,only ones using them as propaganda claim anything different,, dont stress it,history will be on the side of Syria and Russia in this whole sick mess.

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Jens Holm

You dont talk forwesterns at all. The 14 cliks supporting that probatly are locale hostiles to them.

Westerns are mixted about the Whites, but You seemes to forget, that Assads as well as Russians mainly are seen as worse.

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J. Jesus Ramirez

Maybe you should have them give you a prostate exam just to make sure they are safe ;}

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Twitter & Tweeting is a waste of time & piece of c**p. Stop using it to tweet & update. Now the western countries will put lots of pressure on Russia & Syria by blocking the Tweet, Youtube, Facebook etc as all these social media are in their control and they will claim policy violation etc to throw the book at you as they cant do anything else but put their head against the wall and cry as the writing is very clear on the wall and they can clearly see on the ground that very shortly HAMA & IDLIB will… Read more »

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You’re highly mistaking yourself Canada : Canada is even WILLING to take refugees! They even say it publicly. You seem to miss some points about Canada : 9M+ km² land area and 37.6M population… Density : 3.2 hab/km², looootsa unscooted resources, it’s EZ to find a job… Cannuck army budget is +/- on par with Iran or Turkey and if you include all defence related programs and agencies, it’s on par with Israel… They’re not numerous, but very well equipped+trained, they’re very professional and highly regarded by allies. Imaginary Canadian Army? No you know, good luck to put up a… Read more »

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Jens Holm

I can confirm that. Several countries in the world even give You money to settle there.

Counting armies only in soldiers or tanks is same thing. Its very much about quality.

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Change your name to douchebag, make more sense with all your comments ;}

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Jens Holm

Another good example of making only white and black. You do forget Your own hard censurships too.

“Their control” is mismanegement of the worst kind. We do have many medies and as Yours, they have limitations.

550.000 dead ones is not to cry for ? For the time beeing Idlib only is 10 a day. Thats nothing.

Its also well known, that movies like that are made all over the world about anything, which people will buy. Places like Idlib is not unik at all.

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Nestor Arapa

Cascos blancos = terroristas

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Matthew Rafael

This isn’t a “free speech” issue. The real issue is that private tech companies now have the power to decide when governments can communicate with people and under what conditions. The obvious collusion of western governments, private capital and tech companies are obvious, but your typical CNN idiot won’t see it.
People used to fear the state censoring the media. Today, the media censors the state.

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Jens Holm

I dont think its like that. We do live with those conditions and try to clean and clean, but its so big.

EU does it too by Vestager.