Friday, October 16, 2015

Quotable: Reid Standish on Russia’s information campaign, now in Syria too

Thursday, October 15th 2015

“Since fighting broke out in eastern Ukraine 18 months ago, Moscow has used its state media and top-level denial to mask its military involvement in the conflict and rebuke growing evidence suggesting Russian troops supported — and sometimes directly fought alongside — separatist forces.”  In his October 2, 2015, article, Russia’s Information Campaign Spreads from Ukraine to Syria,” in, Reid Standish provided details.  This quote jumped out:

Now, less than a week into its game-changing foray into Syria, the Kremlin may be deploying similar tactics to deflect accusations that Russia is more interested in protecting its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, than going after the Islamic State.

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