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Russian diplomat warns White Helmets plotting to stage new false flags in Syria

The diplomat castigated Washington’s move to earmark $4.5 mln for the White Helmets as an example of US double standards in fighting terrorism

VOLGOGRAD, November 1. /TASS/. The White Helmets, who feign to be a humanitarian organization, are coordinating their activities with terrorists, seeking to stage new chemical weapon incidents in Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated at Friday’s briefing.

"According to the data that the Syrian government provides to the UN on a regular basis, the White Helmets, together with terrorists, are plotting to stage new chemical weapons incidents in Syria," she said, adding that "their goal clearly is to undermine the political process."

The spokeswoman revealed that currently the White Helmets are active near Idlib, cooperating with the Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (outlawed in Russia).

That said, the United States’ decision to allocate $4.5 mln to support the White Helmets is an example of Washington’s double standard in the war on terror, Zakharova pointed out. "We are disappointed by the US decision to earmark another $4.5 mln tranche for the needs of the White Helmets, and Washington’s calls for other states to support these pseudo-humanitarians," she stated.

"We would like to reiterate that steps bordering on complicity with terrorism are unacceptable," the spokeswoman stressed.