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    Russian MoD Says Western Reports on Humanitarian Situation in Syria Not Helpful

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    The Russian military has criticized reports by Western mainstream media on humanitarian situation in Syria, saying that they are not helpful in efforts to resolve the crisis.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The reports on the humanitarian situation in Syria spread by Western media harm the reputation of international organization and news outlets, instead of helping Syrians in need, Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

    "Reports of the same type on the situation in Syria, based on ‘testimonies’ of local ‘activists’ taken from social networks rather harm the reputation of international organizations and authoritative media, than help solve humanitarian problems in Syria," Konashenkov stressed on Friday.

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    He added that such media reports cannot bring bread or medicine to Syrians or build a roof over their heads and that Syrians could have benefited from funds collected through media advertising, if it were to be conducted instead of the spread of stories about the "horrors" of Aleppo.

    Syrian residents in various parts of the country lack basic necessities as the country’s infrastructure has been severely damaged as a result of internal fighting between government forces and opposition and terrorist groups. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), half of the hospitals in Syria are either destroyed or only partly functioning.

    Russia has been providing Syrian civilians with medical help and regular humanitarian aid deliveries to help them survive until peace is restored in Syria.

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      cast235
      Why Rus MOD respond? This are FAKE NEWS, classified as SUCH by the OWN White House, The PRESIDENT OF U.S HOUSE!!!!!

      What they doing is following State Dept , rhetoric. Mc Cain ,, Graham spread this none sense, to demonize Russia.
      They use this to try and present AL NUSRA and other terrorists , U.S, U.K , E.U NATO sponsored groups as VICTIMS.
      And JUSTIFY, U.S Intervention in Syria.

      Israel is PROVING that Russia is NOTHING!! And is ATTACKING to pave the way.
      Like Gorbachev, before PUTIN, PUTIN will see they are LIARS, CHEATS , BACKSTABBERS..

      At this time Russia is making GRAVE MISTAKES. At Kuril's. JAPAN ALWAYS attacked Russia under U.S orders. Others were FRANCE, GERMANY U.K. SAME ACTORS.

      Allowing Israel to ATTACK Syria is a GRAVE MISTAKE. U.S is deploying overwhelming force. TRUMP gave FREE REINS to the GENERALS to determine how to END the Syrian conflict. Meaning ASSAD MUST GO!!

      Russia refusal to send equipment and personnel to Syria led to ALL THIS> The distractions with NATO.
      The endless talks,. The waiting for INTEL.. When it arrived?

      Mc Cain talking with Erdogan. Mc CAIN HATES RUSSIA and ALL RUSSIANS, just like all U.S, Germany, France, U.K , E.U, NATO. And GRAHAMS is also in the ANTI RUSSIAN list.

      Russia won't survive unless it takes DRASTIC STEPS.

      One is to END ISRAELI attacks in Syria by ALL means. See why Israel wanted protocols beyond international ones in Syria? DON'T BE NAIVE.
      TRUMP is PRAISING the RESPECT to U.S forces. Claiming Russia is been DEALT with.. That it won't mess with U.S with him a pres.
      And before ANYONE TALK. I heard it myself. When he was at Kentucky.

      KEEP JAPAN OFF Kuril. Or face the WILL OF THE PEOPLE , once more. Russia was betrayed by FRANCE, GERMANY, UK, U.S NATO, E.U .
      I would LISTEN, and let others talk with them. But PUTIN should be traveling looking for new trade of Russian products abroad.
      Never receive this TRAITORS. CHARLATANS.
      GIVE them NOTHING..
      PAY or go home.
      RE CHECK RAMP sanctions.,
      And that be better for Russia.
      They JUST looking for way to justify intervention. Be careful.
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