Russia dismisses as false reports on alleged civilian deaths from airstrikes in Syria

Moscow considers spread of such information "part of a propaganda campaign".

Russia is indignant over the spread of false materials on alleged civilian deaths in Syria from Russian air strikes against terrorists, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

‘We are indignant over the replication of false materials in a report released recently by the UN Secretary General on the humanitarian situation in Syria and, what’s more, with reference to the UN Office for Human Rights, earlier disseminated in the media by some media organizations on alleged civilian deaths in Syria as a result of the Russian air force’s operation in Syria," the spokeswoman said.

"Such insinuations, whoever they may come from and whoever may replicate them, have nothing to do with reality," the Russian diplomat said.

According to her, Moscow considers this "as part of a propaganda campaign."

Russia dismisses as ‘propaganda’ US embassy information on alleged civilian deaths in Syria

The information spread by the US embassy in Moscow on alleged civilian deaths in Syria from Russia’s air strikes causes serious questions ahead of Vienna meetings, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova went on to say.

"The US embassy in Moscow spread an information material of this kind in the media today that representatives of the opposition, including civilian facilities, rather than terrorists, are allegedly becoming the victims of the Russian military operation in Syria," she said.

"This is taking place ahead of the forthcoming meeting in Vienna and amid calls from the US Department of State with a request to discuss the Syria settlement," the spokeswoman added.

"What is the purpose of doing such things at a time when contacts of representatives of foreign ministries are upcoming in Vienna?" she concluded.

First published by TASS.

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